A Goodbye Gift

I love sharing my love of glass with my friends. One of the people I’ve worked with for several years is retiring. He has always been friendly and helpful to me. During the pandemic he wrote me about how he was spending his time at his cottage in New Zealand. We talked about flowers and how beautiful New Zealand is (I’ve always wanted to go there). Anyway, when trying to decide what I’d make him as a going away gift I thought about that conversation and decided to make him a fused glass flowered wave. I made two sconces this first one is green stringer glass and I added iridized glass. I’ve enjoyed working with Stu and I wish him all the best.

The first picture is after it’s fused with the flowers, frit, vitrigraph, etc. the second picture is the mold I used to slump it. The rest of the pictures are after it’s finished and how it stands. I think it’s beautiful.

I also chose this very special production glass. It reminds me of what I think New Zealand would look like. The first picture is after the first fused. Isn’t it beautiful, I used a lot of murrine and millefiori.

So which fused glass flower sconce did I chose to give Stu as a gift? I chose the special glass that makes me think of New Zealand. Thank you Stu for all your kindness, professionalism, and leadership over the years.

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Keeping my kilns warm,


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