I learned a new technique last spring, and have finally had the opportunity thanks to the New Creations Grant (!!!!) from the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador to try to work out a series of series that I am hoping will be the beginning of creating a wholesale product for my business, not only using this new technique, but with the new glass that I am starting to use as well.
Red Bowl, used to test the colour for the red-orange rock of the Tablelands in Gros Morne.
Detail of Red Bowl
Serpentine River Series
Detail of the Serpentine River Series
Curved platter with the Tablelands
I am still going to fiddle a bit with the colours, and to do a few with multi-coloured veins as well, to see what I like best. Each piece will also have the option of having a small embellishment added to it (like the salmon in the Serpentine Series above). The toughest part will be to find a reasonable price in terms of a wholesale market... labour for each piece is about 7-8 hours, and kiln time can be up to 80++ hours per piece, depending on the desired finish. It ain't easy!