I love pattern and often find inspiration in textiles. I returned from a recent trip to Edinburgh with lots of pictures of tartan fabric taken in shops and in the Scottish Tartans Museum.
I love the checked pattern and the rich colours these fabrics have and decided I would have a go at transferring this style into my kiln formed glass work.
I first sketched the design on paper and then decided on the colours to choose. Juxtaposing different colours or shades is an exciting part of the process.
After cutting the desired strips of glass, I assembled them according to the sketched design and covered the piece with glass stringers.
Once the piece has been fully fused, its edges ground and fire polished, it is finally slumped into a mould to give it its final shape.
On the left is one of the dishes photographed with the scarf I bought in Edinburgh and inspired the design.
This Blog aims to share my passion for kiln formed glass as I explore the limitless possibilities of design and technique the medium offers.