All my big exhibits and sales are finished for the year. The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Fair was a success and a lot of fun. I have done it for a few years, and I’m getting to know some of the other artists there. Now I am working on cleaning up my studio. I am looking forward to installing a new kiln soon as well as repairing the lid on my old one. Here are images of the two vitrigraph rod plates I finally finished just before the fair. The blue/green one sold on the first night of the fair.
I’m trying to get two “murrini” plates finished before the fair. Here are some cross sections of two of the vitrigraph rod pulls that I’m using in the plates. It’s fun, and they look amazing. But it’s a lot of work to make them.
My fellow glass artist friend Melanie Stoer is showing me how to create a vitrigraph rod. In the suspended kiln that we call a vitrigraph kiln is a flower pot with colored molten glass that has the consistency of molasses. The molten glass slowly flows down through the hole in the bottom of the flower pot, which is aligned over a hole in the bottom of the kiln. The glass hardens with exposure to room temperature and we cut off the rods and let them cool. After cooling, these rods can then be cut into small pieces. The cross sections look like Italian murrini and can be used in other fusing projects. When I finish the plate that I’m working on with these pieces, I will show you what it looks like.
This is Coral Flow, one of my latest flow glass sculptures.
I recently finished Chasm, one of my flow pieces. It is a cast glass sculpture mounted on a metal stand.
Two of my glass sculptures are currently on display at the annual Durham Art Guild juried show in downtown Durham, NC. The gallery is located at 120 Morris Street in the Durham Arts Council building. Please stop by and see the show if you’re in the Durham area! The exhibit is free to the public until Sunday, November 9th, 2013.
I’m also honored to be one of the craft artists profiled in the documentary photography exhibit “A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work” by photographer, Michael Schwalbe. This exhibit can be viewed in the Semans Gallery, located on the upper floor of the Durham Arts Council building.
Welcome to the new Vitreous Humor website and blog! I will be updating this website on a regular basis with photos of my new fused glass and cast sculpture pieces. This blog will also have a schedule of my open house shows, juried art shows, and other exhibitions.
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