|Fused Glass Retro Mod Daisy with a Sunburst|
After a watching more than a few episodes of Mad Men, I was inspired to create these happy little flowers with soft blue starbursts radiating from lime green centers. To create the base of this plate, I layered transparent green over opaque yellow glass. The yellow is just barely visible around the edge of the plate, but mostly it adds a warm golden hue to the green base.
|Handmade Clay Molds for Slumping|
For this project I wanted to build clay molds to shape my glass plates. I started by rolling the clay out into a mostly even slab with my dollar store rolling pin. I then molded the clay around each plate and trimmed. Once the clay was dryish I removed the original plate and let the clay dry completely. These molds were fired to cone 6 and then kiln washed so my glass didn't stick.
|Cece Created Little Clay Houses with Chimneys|
While I was making boring clay molds, my daughter was creating tiny little houses with windows and chimneys.
|Fused Glass Color Reaction Flower Petals|
Each petal was created from a stack of yellow, turquoise and white opaque Bullseye glass. I hoped to get a reaction between the copper in the turquoise and the sulfur in the yellow glass. A list of reactions is available at the Bullseye Glass education website, the reactive potential chart . I fired these glass stacks to a full fuse in my Jen Ken kiln to 1475 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Each stack spread and smoothed out to form unique oval petals with nested circles.
|Fused Glass Dish with a Retro Modern Flower and Starburst|