While I am on wall hiatus I’m working a bit on wall ideas and one of the things I’ve been thinking of doing it creating some glass fish for the wall. I decided to start with some scrappy fish to see if I would be OK working kind of improv or will I want to “plan” my fish.
I’ve started with two approaches. These 2 fish are made with some rough cut base pieces stacked with scrap bits. I kind of like these although I think I’ll make more doing a bit more planning. The rough cut base pieces are absolutely fine. For the next fish I’ll use more dichroic bits (see the eye in the top fish) and pay a little more attention to placement.
The other thing I”m trying is using scrap glass to make a tile and then cut fish shapes from it. I stacked a bunch of narrow glass strips in a tile mold and sprinkled other bits on top. I didn’t really have any expectations for this.
But I see some potential!
It needs more kiln work first. Next I will fuse it flat so that it will flatten and thin more. Then I’ll try cutting it to use for fish parts. I’ll also add some frit and stringers over the clear areas to cover them a bit more.