Tag Archive: lampwork

Jun 03

Glass Acorns

glass acorns

I have pendants similar to this carved of bone. I wanted to see if I could make ones out of glass. I think with a little more practice, I could get them just right.

May 20

Eggs One and Two

egg1

These are two of the eggs that I made in the same off-mandrel lampworking technique class.  Now you can see what the amber nests were for. The polka dotted one I made so I could practice dot control, but I left it in the heat too long and the bottom got scorched.

May 19

Amber Nests, three and four

amber nest three

These were made by reaming molten glass with a graphite reamer.  To make the frozen drop crown shape, I pulled out petals by using tweezers, a technique we use to make easy flowers in hotshop.

May 17

Amber nests, one and two

amber nest one

I made these in an off-mandrel technique class I took at the Mest Art Center from Laurie Nessel.  The technique used for this involves stringers, and it’s an excellent way of practicing stringer control.  It reminded me a lot of coil building a pot.

Mar 14

Beads–an epiphany

beads

I made these beads during the core formed vessel workshop while I was waiting for a demo to begin.  I’ve been practicing the dots and masking techniques, reasoning that these are the foundation of most lampworking techniques.  I’ve found that I often have a hard time placing the dots accurately, as my hands shake.  Was …

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