My latest piece was a struggle to achieve technically.......it has been to and from the kiln now about six times. At one point, one of the shadows on the ground looked remarkably like the shadow of a chap with his arms in the air. I did not spot it in unfired glass; it was blindingly obvious to me tho when it came out of the kiln. See if you can spot him:
"Snow Sun and Shadows"
And the teacher still lives and breathes too, despite my apparent retirement. I have recently written a third tutorial, called CAPTURING TREES. It is aimed primarily at the glass artist, because I recognised a gap in the market there - so many people who turn to glass making have had no formal art training, and they do often need help with what to look for when creating pictorial images in glass. However it does not contain fusing instruction or kiln schedules, so could in fact be used by any artist working in any medium, wanting to create more believable trees. Details are available on my website, http://www.jackiesimmonds.com, on the tutorials pages.