I don't expect that it's going to be a habit that I will have glass to post every week but I've been on a mission lately. Today I'm at the river with my Mom and brothers and their families. There are 12 of us hanging out together for the weekend. A couple of months ago I decided to make some glass peices for my family members. It was a great motivation to get myself to just make things. The more things I've made the better I've become at learning the qualities of the glass and the characteristics of my kiln. It's been great and I have over a dozen pieces so that every person there can have a piece of glass. It's Christmas in September!
Here are 2 more 6" sushi plates that I've made for the occasion.
This plate was good for working on cutting skills because I didn't want to see seams in the solid red areas. You can't tell in this photo but the seams do show but not badly. The center piece is one of the parts sheets that I created a few weeks ago. This plate has a layer of clear on top.
Both plates that I'm showing today were slumped in the sushi mold so they are gently curved on the corners. I really like this shape.
This plate was fun and easy to create. There's a layer of clear on the bottom, then a layer of white and stringers and frit arranged on top.
Here's what it looks like going into the kiln. Firing rounds out the corners beautifully. I use hairspray to hold the stringers and frit in place.
The firing schedule I used left a little texture on the surface which is exactly what I wanted.
I can't wait to see which plates each person chooses and I still have a few more to share with you over the next couple of weeks. I'm going to try to get a photo of every person with their plate.