I have been getting rather frustrated with the development of the latest series of sculpture, as I realised that I cannot do much to develop the shape, The last large piece I made was from a large blue presentation platter I found at the Don Bosco op shop in Sydney road. After I fired it over the woven wire frame I found that the sandblasted writing for the prize was still visible. I feel a bit funny about this as I hope that S would not mind her prize being transformed like this. I wonder did S discard it or did her family when she moved into a smaller place, its kinda sad. I tried to cut the wire back to the edges of the glass but the glass is to fragile or I’m to clumsy, the glass edges chipped, so I think the less intervention the better, I will have to decided before the piece is for how long the wire will, I am going to coil the wire underneath the piece so it is hidden I think. I like the wire but Liz says when the wire is missing, it make you wonder how the piece was made intriguing. I still like the larger piece thoughThis little piece was made from a round blue vase I found in the Salvo in Smith st Collingwood that I went to with Maria. I cut it in half, and this is the top half of the vase with the lip stretching to form the delicate stem. I tipped the frame in the kiln hoping with would created a tilted shape, however the glass ran downwards over the frame without coating the edges which is surprising. It makes her look that she’s half undressed. I will polish the frame with the dremel to show the beautiful pink that copper wire goes when heated in the kiln.
With the bottom half of the vase I tried something different I love the stem, how it drops through the larger hole and supports the frame, so I looked at multiplying my favorite feature, this one I wove the frame with larger holes, to see what wold happen, I love it and can’t wait to do another larger one tomorrow
The blue of the original glass is fainter as the glass stretches through the frame, because it isn’t as delicate I think the whole piece should be bigger. I will be spending the next 24 hours thinking of how I can join circles of wire within a circular border mmmm