Sunday, 21 September 2008

Glass beads and whatever next

I have recently begun to learn to make glass beads and it is totally addictive. I am spending as much of my time as I can at the torch, gas flame noisy and keeping me company. Although I have only just started and am fairly pleased with progress - I love the colours and the way in which I can combine them, sometimes swirling sometimes dabbing on spots. The other beads are silver, made using art clay silver, a mixture of silver particles with a binder. Metal clay that can be moulded, pasted, textured and then fired in the kiln where the binder burns away leaving a pure silver piece. It is a very exciting and flexible medium - I teach courses in my studio in North Yorkshire
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