I could pretty much have an altar in the honor of Lalique, Gallé and Bonte. So to be able to combine glassblowing, drawing and engraving in the same piece is a huge step on the way closer to my dreams and ideals.
My very first attempt at cameo glass, two toned blown and cut, hand drawn and engraved. I had this idea since spring, but the dream for ages. I never thought I'd even get this far!
I made it!!! It works! OMG!
Onwards! I need to get back into the workshop!
Make fiery phoenix things in red and orange! Dragons!
YES! DRAGONS! Cthulhus! YES!
(Ok, I'm a little bit excited. Just a tiny bit..)
I'm so happy my idea and "problem solution" worked.
heavy glass, furnace blown in two layers, rolled in glass colour dust, then sawed and finally coldworked under my bathroom tap with a rather crude dremel setup.
On future objects, most likely!
carving the item, even under water without heat may induce stress and fracture the glass I believe, so doing a last annealing is probably adviseable.
This is beautiful!! Amazing work!
After your object is shaped and cooled you carve off the outter layer in whatever shape you like, revealing the underlaying tint.
So what I've done here is a white base with a green top layer, and then I removed the bits "between" what I wanted to draw with a tiny grinding wheel.
Thank you so much! It's my first ever try, and it's a huge step on the way.