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Anne Londez
12-08-2002, 11:29 AM
It's been in my head for quite some time now, but I was afraid to try because I've never done any sculptural work of any kind. Not very easy to photograph too, the purple one has a movement that you cannot really see on the picture. They are about 4 cm high. Not easy to translate into glass what you have in your mind.

Now I have one question... I would like to make some kind of base on which I could display this kind of things (not necessarily those, I am hoping to do better...). Any idea ? I'd like something that hides as little as possible of the glass, maybe some kind of transparent clear base in which I could embed the base of the pieces.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Dec-2002/dancer2sm.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Dec-2002/femme2sm.JPG

Anne

crsann
12-08-2002, 11:38 AM
Hi Anne,
Those are very nice! For display I would check with the people on the marble makers board if they have one or someone who makes paper weights. They have these little lighted stands that are very complementary to the glass.
HTH
Chris

Mike E etc
12-08-2002, 12:52 PM
Anne,
dig the blue figure, first time, really? Make a base at the torch.

Mike, siting on his base, E

Anne Londez
12-08-2002, 12:58 PM
Mike, the purple one was the real first one, the blue the second ever. I thought about making a glass base but I am not sure how. I was thinking about making a kind of clear cab then press the base of the piece into the hot glass but I am afraid to ruin the piece.
Chris, I am not sure what kind of stands you mean. Any pointers ?
Thanks

Anne

macbeth7
12-08-2002, 01:07 PM
Wow Anne, great job! :clap: I especially like the blue one! What size are they?

Beth

Anne Londez
12-08-2002, 01:07 PM
I think I managed a better pic of the purple one... sorry for the yellow putty, that's all I could find to hold it up.
Anne

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Dec-2002/dancer3sm.JPG

Modesto
12-09-2002, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by Anne Londez
I think I managed a better pic of the purple one... sorry for the yellow putty, that's all I could find to hold it up.
Anne

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Dec-2002/dancer3sm.JPG

Very nice Anne, the putty helped...I didn't notice the limbs in the first photo. I hope you continue with glass sculpture ;)

Anne Londez
12-09-2002, 06:47 PM
Thanks Harold, I need to improve my photographic skills too...
Beth, the sitting figure is about 2.5 cm high, the dancer about 4 cm.
Anne

JodiPrice
12-10-2002, 09:26 AM
Anne....WOW! I love both of these! I love sculpural stuff, probably because I really suck at it! I admire those that can make the human figure so easily!!!
I think the blue one is my fav!

Great work!

sharonL
12-10-2002, 10:34 AM
Those are really great and sure make me want to give it a try. Did you use soft glass or boro?

Great job!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

!ngridh
12-10-2002, 12:20 PM
Anne! I think they are both wonderful beginnings. I don't think you have too far to go either. Your proportions are very good and I really like the attitudes...very very nice! I am looking forward to seeing more of them!

Anne Londez
12-10-2002, 02:37 PM
Thanks all :cat:
These were made using Moretti, but they are small. I already had an preview of the difficulty of preventing your piece from cracking with this size, so the next challenge will be to make them bigger.
Anne