Monday, May 26, 2014

Sgraffito

Using the stencils to add layers of fritz glass to a clear sheet of glass to create the designed look.

Stencils
Using the stencil, I created a base colour for all the objects, then using the secondary stencil I added on the detail, making sections denser for tone, and adding colours to create shadows. 

Cracked

Yesterday  disaster struck and I woke up to find my glass window broken in two. Apparently this is very common with fused glass and the kind of break that occurred was a thermal stress fracture. 
A back up plan was urgently needed, so we decided to use a technique called sgraffito, using stencils which I designed to form the shapes of the found objects. This process allows for only one firing, therefore the design before it is kilned is the last chance to add any extra detail. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Final Major Project – Glass Out of Site

Stage 2 – Fritz glass is layered on each section, matching the true colour of the original objects as close as I could. 
This is now firing in the kiln for the next 24 hours at 762 Degrees! 


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Final Major Project – Glass Out of Site

Thanks to Richard Tilbury for allowing me to use his studio.

Final Major Project – Glass Out of Site


Thanks to Richard Tilbury for allowing me to use his studio.

Final Major Project - Process


I finally started on the preparations for my final piece for my degree show. 
I am creating my own stained glass window connecting all the sites together using the glass found objects from each site. 

This is the first part of the process - making the mould for the glass to form around. Once this has dried fully I will be able to start adding the glass to the mould to create one sheet of melted glass. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

I have finally identified the Glass found object from Coventry which has 'R. H. Thomas Inventor Kidsgrove'punched into it’s top.

Glass Piano Insulator
These are used underneath a piano to reduce sound and vibrations spreading.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Coventry Cathedral
The new seen through the old. 

During the 1940’s Coventry Cathedral was destroyed by fire bombs, the new cathedral was built next to it and completed in 1962. 
While stood inside the ruins of the old cathedral I liked that when looking through the blown out windows the glass of the new cathedral filled the emptiness, bring the old and the new together. They became connected.

I want to use this idea to connect the glass objects i bought while in Coventry with the area.

Coventry Cathedral stained glass

Glass found object 3. CoventryMyton Hospice LTD Charity Shop: 21 Trinity St, Town Centre, Coventry CV1 1FJ£3.00

Glass found object 3. Coventry

Myton Hospice LTD Charity Shop: 21 Trinity St, Town Centre, Coventry CV1 1FJ
£3.00

Glass found object 2. CoventryYMCA England Charity shop: 23 Trinity Street, Coventry, CV1 1FJ£0.49

Glass found object 2. Coventry

YMCA England Charity shop: 23 Trinity Street, Coventry, CV1 1FJ
£0.49

Glass found object 1. CoventryCancer Research UK Charity Shop: 7 Trinity Street, Coventry, CV1 1FJ£0.50

Glass found object 1. Coventry

Cancer Research UK Charity Shop: 7 Trinity Street, Coventry, CV1 1FJ
£0.50

Bath found glass object poster/booklet

Each poster can be folded in different ways to showcase which ever part of the image you prefer.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bath Glass object booklet/poster

Using the pattern created by the glass vase, I wanted to create a booklet/poster to in some ways advertise Bath yet advertising the glass object from the charity shop – connecting them both. 

This will take form as a A2 double sided poster that folds down to make an A4 booklet.