Posted on May 10, 2011 in Art

Here are some studio shots of my latest pieces coming together.  The process starts in the hotshop where I generate many blown and solid-formed glass forms sometimes encasing silver foil or adding black powder to acentuate the  The individual parts are then ground and sandblasted in preparation for various surface treatments. I then compose these elements into clusters around a metal armature, and paint them with oils and enamels.

detail almost completed detail of elements with encased silver foil detail 1_ an assembled cluster before painting another cluster before painting beginning to add some color a little farther along IMG_0723first layer of paint detail of elements with encased silver