The two plate sheets of fused coloured glass have been dropped in the kiln through ceramic moulds (by Amanda, not sure on the temperature but the programme requires many more stages than my controller will do) which has stretched and thinned the glass and the patterns that I had engraved on it. I like them much better now, they are so very different. At the moment they don’t sit upright as their little bottoms are not flat but are nice and round and have a lot of pattern across them. I think the idea is that I might make some little holders for them to sit in. They are about 7cm high to give you an idea of scale.
I engraved a couple more sheets this afternoon which I have managed to forget to take a photo of. I felt I had a much better idea this time now that I have seen what happens. Amanda has done a lot of engraving on the glass before but I think usually only does that after the forms have been created. Amanda had a go at throwing today, her first shot was for an audience as I suddenly got some visitors. I don’t have pics of the results either but she certainly does, hopefully they’ll be on her blog shortly. I’m really enjoying this different way of working. I’ve never had anyone else work in my studio for any time before so it’s odd when you say something out loud and actually get a reply that isn’t just in your own head!