Fused Glass Dotting

This month I took a Mandala Glass Dotting class. I’ve seen dotting on rocks and wanted to see how dotting would work on Glass. Painting with dots (I just call it dotting) it’s also known as pointillism and is basically making dots of different sizes with paint. Recently the types of dotting I’ve seen is Mandala dotting (including on rocks). Here are two pictures I found on the internet just to show you how intricate dot painting can be. I did not make these but I really like the look of them.

In the Art world dot was called Pointillism where the artist used small dots and formed an image. Pointillism dates back to Impressionist art and the most famous artist to us it in his art was the French painter Georges Seurat, masterpiece Sunday afternoon. What an amazing piece (see below) also here is the link I’m referencing. Isn’t it incredible to realize the picture below is all dots.

Obviously I’ll never be even close to dotting like this but I do enjoy dotting, it’s relaxing. Here are three pieces I made in class. I made one into a votive, the second into a dish (I love the blue streaky glass), and the third I’m making into garden art. I used red, white, and blue paint. One key thing to understand about dotting on glass is it’s not as easy to do as on other material.

I really enjoyed the dotting so I dotted on some other pieces as well. The first three are just cabochons, the middle one are some of my mini screen prints I liked adding the dots to add a little more fun, the last one was a piece I made and thought the dots would add some interest to the piece.

My plan is to definitely do more of this technique even if it’s just adding details to other fused glass pieces, but I also love the mandala look. I’m curious about your view of dotting.

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