As many of you know, I live in the beautiful state of Colorado and we have Aspen trees everywhere (including our front yard). I love how they change colors and I love their straight skinny (envious maybe) trunks.
Therefore, after taking Anne Nye’s class my good friend and fellow glass artist Diane decided to make some Fused Glass Aspens. We made one each and fell head over heels in love with the look of them. I made two fall Aspen panels (above). They are fun to make and include three sizes of frit (fine, medium, and coarse) and a myriad of colors for the trees and ground.
The first Fused Glass Fall Aspen panel is not free standing and comes with a stand and the other Fused Glass Fall Aspen is curved and free standing, so it is more of a mantel sconce. For the Aspen mantel sconce, I will include a beautiful handmade candle from another one of my good friends Sandy.
I am being sidetracked; anyway, I loved my Fused Glass Fall Aspens so much I decided to make a Fused Glass Winter Aspen panel. The Winter Aspens are striking; they are created with blue aventurine (one of my favorite types of glass) and have a silver moon. My Fused Glass Winter Aspen turned out so lovely when I showed it to one of my best friends and she instantly said I want one to so here is the Winter Aspen mantel sconce I made for her. Full disclosure, Gina is one of my biggest supporters and has several of my pieces.
I will have one fall and one winter fused glass aspens for each of my art / craft shows (Palmer, Doherty, and Rampart). Needless to say if you want to order a custom Fused Glass Aspen please let me know. My Fused Glass Aspens are handcrafted one at a time (my kiln is small) therefore they are not exactly the same.
Thanks for letting my show off my gorgeous fused glass creations. Additionally, I will add both my fall and my winter fused glass aspens to my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen site.
Always keeping my kiln warm.