Having always painted in a fairly literal fashion, with lots of pre-planning, so that I have a fair idea of how the painting will proceed and what the end result will be, it is quite wonderful when working in three dimensions, with a new material, and suddenly surprises occur ....and happy ones at that.
Inspired by the glass "waves" of a talented artist I have found recently, I decided I wanted one of my own....a wave rolling over a rock. ( I havent got a rock yet so have used some driftwood for now) I have painted lots of waves and rocks...this is my first "sculpture".
My first attempt cracked. I fused it flat again, added more glass over the crack, re-fused it, and finally created the curving form. For some reason, during the process, some white cobwebbing appeared ...and looked exactly like seafoam, breaking up in the turquoise shallow water ! I have no idea how this happened and am unlikely to be able to create it again! I do think it looks rather lovely tho.
I also had a weekend trying out "glass sandcasting". Bit like making sandpies on the beach. Great fun.
I wont be able to show you the finished piece as I have to wait for it to come out of the kiln, but the progress images are interesting .
Playing with sand to create the starting shape: Not easy, wretched sand keeps falling into the shape.......