Friday, January 05, 2007

More Vessels

The Christmas break provided time for more vessel making. Here are some of my favorites, where I'm trying to move beyond just copying Tink's vessels. The first one has double handles and wonderful copper foil color.

The second is my first attempt to cut the glass vessel and twist the tails.

I tried one without handles, but with ball feet, and a dropper (needs adjustment).

Finally, I used my Christmas electroforming equipment to add copper around the neck and handles which was then patinaed to make it look old.

Driving back from Oklahoma, I sketched ideas for vessels that I'm attempting to realize in glass, including these birds. (Each is about 2" long.) On the back side, their feet form a handle to hang them by. I plan to try one as a pendent.