Tag Archive: nest

Oct 19

Spine Cavity Shrine

spine cavity shrine

I did this shrine earlier this year, in late spring, at the same time I did the copper queen shrine. I’ve been heavily influenced by Laurie Mika’s work, and I love her icon faces, even though I don’t much like using other people’s art in my work. So I decided to sculpt a face out …

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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.