There’s a really cool glass blowing studio that I’ve fallen in love with. Last month I made these beautiful glass-blown Easter eggs:
Then last week they had Third Fridays where they do lots of different demos. We brought a wine bottle to be flattened into a cheese plate and it’s really cool.
This weekend I took a class on “stringer drape bowls”. I’ve been really excited about this class because I think this bowl is so cool. This is how my bowl will (hopefully) turn out (with different colors):
People did lots of different patterns and colors, but I really loved the translucent plaid type look. You use a lot of little glass rods, and break them into the correct sizes.
I ended up using like 4 times this amount (and adding some extra colors). First, you draw an 8x8 square pattern. Then you lay your glass rods horizontally to fill up the square.
I really loved the jagged edges on the example bowl, so I had to cut the ends to different lengths. Once you do the bottom layer, you flip it around and lay the second layer in the opposite direction. Ta-da!
It looked pretty cool when it was flat, so I’m hoping it’ll be really awesome when it’s done. They fire it in the kiln to fuse the two layers together, then they take it out and lay it over a mold, then fire it again.