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Lunesse
04-12-2004, 01:39 PM
I have three pictures of glass work from the first week of my class. It's not exactly something I would display here as "art," but it is glass work at any rate!

This is my first time trying to post an image so I hope it works and I do it correctly. I don't have the images locally so I don't think I can make them an attachment.

We worked with kilncarving to learn how the glass reacts to height and depth, creating a simple shape, and then expanding upon it using simple float glass and fiber paper. =)
http://www.lunesse.com/img/glass/allfourpop.jpg
my four tiles
http://www.lunesse.com/img/glass/1detailpop.jpg
a detail of one, can you tell it's a fire hydrant?
http://www.lunesse.com/img/glass/everyonetilespop.jpg
everyone's tiles in the classroom

Juliesprin
04-12-2004, 03:31 PM
Where are you taking your class?

Lunesse
04-12-2004, 04:24 PM
Class is at the Bullseye Resource Center in Portland. :)

Shawn T.
04-12-2004, 04:29 PM
Very cool. I am interested in knowing more about what you are doing. Sounds very interesting. Anything glass realted is always welcome here. Thank you for sharing your work.

Shawn

Alan Cross
04-12-2004, 05:34 PM
Looks good don't they have an advanced class also?
Alan :)

Lunesse
04-12-2004, 05:52 PM
Not in the same vein, really.
Most of the classes at Bullseye are less broad. Platemaking, Painting with Light, or Kilncasting, for example. All are excellent, but most last a few days, or over a weekend, while mine is 2.5 months long. But I suppose you could look at it that way, the Intro as a springboard to move on to other things.
We start with the absolute basics (we don't use color at all until week 4) and do a bunch of different stuff with no goal of making anything "practical."
Maybe they used to. A listing of their classes can be found at http://www.bullseyeconnection.com =)
It's very fun!

Alan Cross
04-12-2004, 05:59 PM
Not in the same vein, really.
Most of the classes at Bullseye are less broad. Platemaking, Painting with Light, or Kilncasting, for example. All are excellent, but most last a few days, or over a weekend, while mine is 2.5 months long. But I suppose you could look at it that way, the Intro as a springboard to move on to other things.
We start with the absolute basics (we don't use color at all until week 4) and do a bunch of different stuff with no goal of making anything "practical."
Maybe they used to. A listing of their classes can be found at http://www.bullseyeconnection.com =)
It's very fun!

Thanks for the link...I have heard of them but I want color right from the start....lol...
Alan :)

Theneed2bead
04-12-2004, 07:05 PM
Lunesse, Great job and keep posting, I'm just starting to expand into fused glass and always looking for ideas. I wish I could take a class or two, but I'm going solo and jumping right in. keep it up and I also have to start in Color, Its all about shinny Colors for me!
Shawn :clap:

Lunesse
04-13-2004, 10:57 AM
Yep, I am looking forward to color, too. OOOO, Shiny!!! :) :) But I understand why they keep us in clear for the first two classes, and clear/black/white for the third. In the absence of it, we learn about the glass and how to manipulate it, without leaning on color for exciting results. It's an interesting theory, anyway. And it has been quite interesting to see how many things you can do with just clear glass, and still end up with something that has texture and depth, as well as plain old eyeball interest. I'll have a loooooooooong time to play with color, so I'm willing to go without for a just a few weeks in the name of learning more about the medium itself, and how it behaves.
All their other classes just dive into color! Our teacher told us last week they used to have a class that was ALL clear, for the whole class. That's pushing it! ;)