Sunday, May 4, 2008

Still Under Water!

Glass is always in a fluid state, even  your windows and drinking glasses, solid as they seem to be.  So, take a leap of faith and imagine a glass object with jellyfish and sea life existing inside it.

  These beads are so thrilling to look at, with wonderful colors, swimming jellies, seaweed, bubbles of air...all in beads!  This has been a very exciting week in my development as a glass artist.  I have dreamed of putting jellies inside beads, and here are some of them, fully realized at my torch.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Deep Spaces

I am intrigued by places I cannot go, those deep spaces outside my galaxy, and deep in the oceans of the earth. I have a wonderful book of underwater photographs by Sophie de Wilde, who adventured in most of the oceans of the world.

These beads are evocative of underwater miracles, living in an oceanic environment that allows them some pretty interesting forms and colors. I hope you enjoy these beads, in BullsEye glass, one of my favorites to work with! These are views of two beads, flattened to a smooth, comfortable shape.