Peacock in Progress

Peacock Vase Progress:

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The roll up.

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Peacock feather murrini, made with Mike Stevens. (Thanks Mikey!)

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Finished head in the hot shop!

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Out of the box and ready to be attached!

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Finished product on the TMA shelves!

This was a piece I designed on the cruise ship last year. I was so happy to have a hot torch for all of my little details!

Thank -you to Jack Gramann for assisting me! We even had time to make a Crab Pile!

 

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Spider-man is OUT!!!

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Here he is! The Amazing Spider-man, hand sculpted in glass. He is all shiny once again and he has his eyes!!! Hot Shop Party with Austin Littenberg, Ian Schmidt, Ryan Thomas, and Sam Meketon! It did not take a long time to pick him back up and put his eyes on, but it was scary racing him from the warm kiln to the blazing glory hole! But with the help from my good friends, we got him safely back into the box! Yes!!!

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Here is a “scale” shot. That is an average piece of paper 8.5″x11″.

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…And this will be the final piece! Spider-man vs. Venom!  Now it is up to my buddy Dane Turpening to make an epic stand for the two of them so that they can face off!

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Dane and I are hoping that when you walk around the piece, the viewer can look through Venom’s mouth, over his tongue, to see Spider-man’s eyes!

1st Hot Sculpting Weekend a Success!

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Last weekend, I taught a Hot Sculpting Weekend Workshop  at the TMA with Mike Stevens (An introduction into the world of sculpting-8 hours total)! We had a blast! No one in the class had ever sculpted before. On the first day, I had them using the garage and ranger torches! It was great!!!)

IMG_1508\IMG_1501  Megan’s ElephantIMG_1523 Paul’s Koi FishIMG_1518 Linda’s LizardIMG_1516 Lawrence’s HorseIMG_1514Libby’s Piggy

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Switching Gears- PMC

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I recently took a Precious Metal Clay class from Barbara Schnetzer at the Toledo Museum of Art! It was so great ((She is wonderful)). PMC is a clay that when fired, it turns to pure fine silver! Too cool! So here are some small pieces at all stages! Plus, you CAN fire it with glass. It is making me think of ideas for future projects!!!!!

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Fired Crab.  The claw on the right has a patina- the body and left claw still need to be cleaned.

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Shark! Finished ((He makes me so happy))!!!!

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Some glass shards in the kiln with PMC inclusion-about to be fired! We shall see!