Out of the kiln last week, a new cast glass golden girl to sit on top of a box. We're working on a series of them. She's been sandblasted for a smooth, matte effect. Below left is another gold girl out of the kiln today. Tom thinks she's crying, although I didn't mean it that way when I sculpted her, although now it really does look like she's pretty sad. She will get some serious polishing before she goes on top of a box. Also below, a colossal gold girl screwup- WTF happened with her legs? We're still trying to figure out what went wrong. This would have been awesome if it had worked out- we would have built a stair-step box for her to climb up. Maybe I'll try it again, since I still think a staircase shaped box would be awesome. I've been working really hard on the female figure, with some success, I think.
And below left, out of the kiln last week, a cast glass mermaid in blue. We think we'll make a black box for her. And below right, new today, 2 helical figures in shift-tint glass to sit on top of a box. It was a pretty happy kiln-opening day, except for the fucked-up gold girl above. Sometimes glass does weird things.
Tom Beach and Amanda Walker