Saturday, December 18, 2010
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The kinetic sculpture is 23 inches high. The cat and dog are fused glass and the support is painted welded steel. I enjoy trying to combine fused glass with other art mediums. When I start, I am never sure how it will turn out. But that is the fun of trying new things. Sometimes you end up with a dud; other times you think wow!
The kiln is ready for the first firing. It melts the two layers of glass into one solid piece.
I enjoy trying to combine fused glass with other mediums. The paper towel holder is a combination of welded steel and fused glass.
The fused glass required two separate firing. The first firing was a full fuse for the cat’s head and eyes. The second firing was a partial fuse to fused the cat’s facial features to the cat’s head. Using two firing gives the cat a two dimension look. It requires more work, but it is worth the extra effort.