Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Tis the Season . . .
Been working on production pieces for my upcoming shows starting in early January, but got sidetracked with some orders (always welcome, especially this time of year!) and also was playing around with some boro tubing and making some ornaments for the holiday.
I have been taking a boro class at the Mesa Art Center here trying to learn a few things, mostly about tubing and blowing, which I don't have a lot of experience with (yet!), altho I do know the basic concepts. It's nice to be able to work on tanked oxygen and really rage my torch. I am limited at home by the oxy-con's pressure so I cannot go as big or as fast as the tanked oxygen. It was still much fun making these ornaments at home, tho, and gave me a lot of experience with tubing, blowing and shaping. These above are just a few of the many (probably over 30) ornaments I made.
Now, back to my production . . .