30.3.11

New Series: Serpentine River Valley and The Tablelands

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

The Tablelands

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!

4 comments:

island sweet said...

these are really beautiful!

Susan said...

LOVE the serpentine river piece. And in the tablelands piece, how the cracks get closer together where the red and green meet: very interesting effect. Gorgeous!

Urve Manuel said...

Thanks! Slowly coming together!

Brenda Stratton said...

Love the new work Urve. Beautiful.