5x5 fused glass, In Progress (after 2 firings)
6x8, in progress, not yet fired
6x12 in progress, not yet fired, first attempt with the glass paint I have been developing.
In progress, experiments with glass paint continued (left 2 pieces) Poppies in progress, 2nd firing
Finally, great news! (I saved the best for last)
I received some unexpected news yesterday (coincidently, or perhaps prophetically, while I was picking up my new kiln at the time) A couple of months ago I applied for a workshop at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning NY, located in the Finger Lake region of Northern NY. CMOG is the world's largest glass museum and home to The Studio, an internationally renowned facility that offers glass making classes from some of the top glass artists of our time.
I applied for a week long workshop with artist Catharine Newell called "Taking a Leap" Catharine is renowned for her use of glass powders in her work, a direction I have been taking recently. The Corning Museum offers a scholarship program to cover the cost of the workshop and hotel costs for the week, including a day before and a day after the workshop to utilize the research library and museum. I did not expect to be accepted, let alone get a scholarship for $1,500, covering almost all of the expenses of the week long course. Needless to say, I am very excited for the opportunity!