I’ve been on the torch most days last week due to the orders lovely people have placed. Thank you, I love being productive!
So…I’d made some LAYERS pieces a couple sessions ago, and left them on the counter, because I like seeing my creations, and since the kitchen is my domain, if a bit of glassy clutter is fine with me, the beagles certainly don’t object!
Anyhooo, yesterday I got on the torch to make some eggs, a dragon* and a couple more Gleeples to fill requests. Well, of course, I got a little carried away. This morning I gave them their baths. Usually I use a toothpick wrapped in paper towel to dry out the mandrel holes, but this morning, inspiration struck and I thought “I’ll stand them on their little heads and let gravity help me out.” Innovation…at 7am!
So that’s all fine, and I stepped away for a minute, and when I walked back into the kitchen I had to laugh at how the LAYERS pieces appear to be gazing in astonishment at the antics of the new guys (and gal). Did they ever do such a thing? Never! Hrmmma rhmmmma hurrumph.
I wonder if, this time next year, the Gleeples will be gazing in astonishment at my newest design. Nah, they’ll be busy cartwheeling their way to the loop attachment station.
*Alas, the dragon is getting warmed back up in the kiln as we speak, because the metallic luster glass I like to use for accents didn’t fully mature and I have to try again by wafting it through an oxygen- poor flame. Getting it from the kiln at about 1000F into the flame which is between 1400-1800, without either thermoshocking (cracking) or over-melting the little guy is the challenge. Fingers crossed! I hope he survives as he’s really a cutie…has a long tail, bigger wings, and sparkly speckles!