For the first time in years, i find myself having time for me. That’s a nice feeling, sure, but confronts me to questions like “what will I do now ?”. Ok, it’s probably the perfect time to leave the world of commissions and work for me. I guess…
Since several years, I have this attraction for the work of an american glass artist, Toots Zynsky, who works with ultra-thin glass stringers to create beautiful pieces.
She calls her technique “filet de verre”, and that’s quite appropriate when you see how flexible the stringers are ! In this short video, you can see her talking about her Art.
I do not have the possibility to do such thin stringers but I can try to work with what I have. So I will try to do something “à la Toots Zynsky” using the Bullseye stringers I have in my atelier. Basically, I will be forming a layer of stringers over a 3 mm sheet of clear glass (i do not have enough stringers, that’s why), propping it over a draping mold of some sort (may be even trying a roll of thick fiber oven paper…) and slowly heating to a slump. I will most likely be able to do only a candle holder as my kiln is not too big, but it promises to be loads of fun and experimenting !
Nice ! I know what I do today ^_^