Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Peaceful Warrior, Female Glass Sculpture by Wendy Williams

Peaceful Warrior, Female Glass Sculpture by Wendy Williams

Well I missed my Tuesday deadline for writing a new post. I spent the day yesterday working on my Website.. It is my goal to make that my primary selling venue. I like Etsy and Meylah but I want the freedom of designing my site the way I want. I would also like to integrate a Blog with Q&A right on that same site.. I have been learning about installing a shopping cart, view cart, taxes (for South Carolina Residents) and Shipping prices. It's getting there. I have a ton of fine tuning to do yet but.. one step at a time right!

Last week I worked on this female figurative sculpture called, "Peaceful Warrior" I think we decided on my FB Fan Page that she is a Praying, Rasta Haired, Groovy Chick... She is part of the new series that I am exploring..

Peaceful Warrior.. Flamework Art Glass.. Wendy Williams

This is a picture of her in the process. I love the the gold vein that runs through her and the way her hair came out...

Amazon Night Frit Glass Marble by Wendy Williams
This Marble I made using Amazon Night Frit. It starts out green in color and depending on the type of flame used, oxidized, neutral or reduced, it will produce different colors from blue to gold to green...

Amazon Night Flower Marble in process by Wendy Williams
This picture shows more of how the "punty" works.. like a long glass handle. You can see on my torch bench the orange rod used to create the female figure. The wooden dowels with the clips on the end I use to hold short rods so that I don't burn my fingers and those Paddles are made of graphite and called "Marvers"

Back side of Peaceful Warrior, by Wendy Williams

It is very unfortunate.. but.. Peaceful Warrior didn't make it. Good thing i took pictures before she was finished.... I was working on her final attachment and her feet when I flashed the the marble with my flame thus causing a thermal shock and cracking it.. The crack ran to fast and deep and there is no repairing it. I did mange to keep her as my mascot and she sits in my  studio window. She has a big scar on the flower marble.. but I don't care.. she will Inspire me to Push the limits and keep creating what I am passionate about.. To Live Life on Fire!!!