Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Black Sparrow Flame Work Art Glass Sculpture

Black Sparrow Art Glass Sculpture..Wendy Williams .. 2014
Something New! Maybe it's my morning walks with the dogs, maybe I'm ready for Spring, Maybe it was the hundreds of birds gathered in the ceder tree a few days ago and flying all around the forest, whatever it is.. I am inspired lately to make birds, nests & eggs.

Black Sparrow Art Glass Sculpture.. Wendy Williams.. 2014
It's funny.. I didn't actually sit down at the torch bench and say, "Hey.. I think I will make a black sparrow sitting on a tree limb" but .. as I started laying down the color, heating it in the torch, pushing and pulling the shape into being I saw it.. I knew what it would be!

Black Sparrow Art Glass Sculpture..Wendy Williams.. 2014

And that's how it works for me.. Sometimes I actually make what I set out to do.. like the dragonflies I have in the kiln this morning.. I purposely set out to create them. Or any of the ornaments.. sharks, seahorses, scuba divers

Black Sparrow Art Glass Sculpture.. Wendy Williams.. 2014

But most of the sculptures take on a life of their own.. Sometimes it is because that particular day the glass is a bit stiffer or the color changes in a direction I had not anticipated or the weather won't permit me to do something real intricate.. like lately.. it has been so cold.. my poor studio heater can't keep up.

Black Sparrow Art Glass Sculpture.. Wendy Williams.. 2014
I guess that's all part of the excitement, mystery, frustration even... And all a part of learning.. I think I could live three lifetimes and never exhaust all there is to know about melting glass.. It is such a unique medium and I am absolutely hooked on it!!

Well.. That's my story for today!

A Hui Hou!! ( Until we meet again!!)