Published April 25, 2012
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Tags: art process, artistic processes, blossom, contemporary glass art, Devon, environmental art, Exeter, flowers, frit, fused glass, glass art, handmade, how to, inspiration, making frit, making glass art, making materials, painting with glass, painting with light, recycled art, recycled glass, stained glass, using recycled glass
This week I have been making and then painting with frit. Frit is glass which has been smashed and pummeled into small fragments which can be used like paint on glass to add details or paint whole pictures. I got outside on a concrete surface (steps at back of house) with scraps of glass wrapped in newspaper and thick brown paper and smashed them to smitheries. This smashed glass can be graded into different sizes by sifting through sieves with different size holes, but for my purposes this was not essential. I then went about gluing these tiny bits of glass to a larger piece of fusing compatible glass base glass, to create pictures to be fired in the kiln today.
My weekend at RHS Rosemoor Gardens Art Fair was slight torture, as I was in a marquee and all around me was fabulous, inspirational gardens! When I did get out of the tent for a short while my camera came with me and I got a few shots from the locality of my stall! You can expect some of these plants to make it into my future designs, though how to recreate that blossom in glass, mmmmmmmm, thinking cap on…