Monday, March 23, 2009

Raku


Isn't this pretty? It looks like oil on water to me. It's actually an orange glass that is ground to bits called frit. It's popularly called Raku frit but it isn't done with a raku process. I did a little glass blowing and made pieces of this glass and broke it up, then applied it to a base bead. After it melted in a tad, then I messed around with heat and oxygen until these colors bloomed. Pretty neat huh? It took practice for quite some time to learn how to coax these colors from the frit.
Always fun playing with hot glass. (and I have the burn scars to prove it!)

2 comments:

Debby said...

That is amazing actually. Very visually pleasing and calming too.

It looks like my granddaughter's ultra sound picture!

susanlambert said...

hahah way cool ;-)