Today I decided on a semester project for the Fab Academy. I'll make a large diorama, or a series of dioramas that incorporate new handmade dolls with all of the things that I'll learn in the Fab Lab (these skills!) I also started to post on the AS220 Fab Academy blog.
"I try" at the top of the post is about this: a client saw a necklace of mine at my last show in San Francisco, and she wanted the pendant duplicated to create a pair of earrings. I've been trying for a while to replicate it, but because I don't use molds it is not identical. I don't think she would care; maybe she wouldn't even notice. I don't feel comfortable sending it because I'm not satisfied with it. Below are four of them so far. Right now there's one more in the kiln and I hope it's a better match.
The ones I have so far are nice, but they're all fraternal twins.
It may be hard to tell, but each one is a slightly different size.
In the mood of photographing similar objects, I thought I'd show some of my brains:
I flameworked these 8 or 9 years ago. Each one is about an inch and a half long. They are core- formed vessels and I like to store tiny things in them! The process of core-forming entails winding molten glass around a core of fine steel wool that has been coated in kiln wash (a clay solution.) After the glass cools sufficiently, the core is scraped out of the center to create a hollow. More traditional core materials for this process are grasses, mud, and dung!