Mar 25

Mutant Flower

Sometimes we make simple flowers in hot shop when class isn’ t yet over, but there isn’t enough time to make a vessel. You get a small gather, heat some frit into it, press it into a disk, then get it nice and hot and molten. ¬†Sitting at the bench, you use the tweezers to pull the disc into a flower.

If you do it right, the pulling of the tweezers to make the basin of the corolla can also elongate the stem.  I forgot exactly how to do it, however, and my flower ended up mutant. Dave said I got it too hot.

It’s ugly, but I’ll still put it in the garden, probably tied to the grape arbor.

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