Tag Archive: off mandrel

May 22

Eggs Three and Four

Two more eggs, nesting in the glass nests I made.  I tried to think of nice colors for the Easter eggs that I would like to look at, but I couldn’t think of any, so I made these ugly ones instead.  It occured to me that I could make natural colored eggs, but wouldn’t it …

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May 20

Eggs One and Two

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 17

Amber nests, one and two

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.