I’m packing up a new piece to send to Stourbridge for Gravur on Tour with the Glass Engraving Network, it will have a long trip around Europe before I see it again in September 2016 in Frauenau (or, hopefully not.)
I’ve been doing some new pendants, in a palette of whites this time, I really prefer the circular shape to the rectangular ones, on the whole, and I think that these ones looks quite nice with the bail showing rather than hidden behind the glass. I love the reactions between the silver leaf and the french vanilla, which you can see in the creamy coloured ones in the picture below. I find the blues and golds that appear quite lovely, and more varied and complex than the silver reaction with reactive cloud.
I’m practicing with the silver and with a paintable version of silver gilding to see if I can be a little more precise with the placement of the silver, we’ll see how the expiriments come out. I think it would be interesting to control the placement of the reactions more so that I can use it as an element to build up imagery.
So, I’ve been working on some production-y stuff lately, sushi plates with the bullseye reactive glass, which I really enjoy, but I feel I need to be a little more interesting with it. I’m enjoying the clean lines in contrast with the reactions, which have a very organic quality. I’ve also been doing some pendants with the French Vanilla and Dense White (0137, and 0313.)
Also, a few more tests of different reactions:
Also, the engraving that I posted last week is now in an online show in the Contemporary Glass Society’s Web Gallery. Horray! Check it out!