Tuesday, March 2

New Work from the Bench




There is simply nothing quite as delightful as being able to say, "I have new work from the bench". It's been in my mind's eye and sketches in my moleskine for quite awhile. I am not the type of person that shares work in progress, although I love that quality in others.
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So, about a month ago, I dusted (literally, it had been 5 years) off my kiln and started firing away. I'm using fine silver and copper as the base. As I endeavor to leave a lighter footprint, I am grinding a lot of my own glass in a mortar and pestle. The colors are amazing. If I purchase sifted glass, it is lead free.
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I'm sifting and firing and cold connecting small cast bronze elements like the star fish above. I have about 20 more pieces I am happy with, yet to be photographed. For now I'm just one with the fire. I may never leave the basement.
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xoSherry

10 comments:

Pretty Things said...

That's lovely! I'll be taking an enameling class this Saturday -- excited about the possibilities.

UnaOdd -Lynn said...

Beautiful work! My favorite part of creating is making new pieces and trying new techniques. My weakest is finishing, photographing and listing. LOL.

At least hole up in your basement until spring.

elisa said...

Wow. I really like what you did. They are so beautiful. I don't blame you for not wanting to stop!

BlackStar said...

I adore that starfish! And I always love to see your next creative line.

Catherine Ivins said...

YAY Sherry! I am so happy to see your new work- it is just totally stunning!!

xo- Cat :)

Kathy said...

Great new creations Sherry!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Those are beautiful Sherry. I love anything with a beach feel.

Mary said...

these are wonderful! i've been thinking a lot about leaving a lighter footprint myself ;-)

Waterrose said...

That starfish looks like it floating in a sparkling nighttime sky. lovely.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

The colors are amazing! Have fun in the basement-it looks on you.