First I designed a color pallet with flow and movement in mind. After cutting glass and laying out into my initial design pattern, the glass was dammed to contain it, the kiln was programmed to slowly rise to over 1700 degree Fahrenheit then I put on protective gear and opened the kiln. After observing the look at how the glass had formed in its molten state, I raked the glass to create a design with more movement and flow, then the glass was annealed and cooled, coldworked and finished into a design. After coldworking the edges smooth and straight, I added strips of color for the border and dammed this design to fuse into the final design.
By chance, we discovered that this sculpture has a completely different and cool look when displayed in a window (light from behind). My husband said it changed the whole sculpture's look and he loves how it looks with light coming from behind. hard to capture in a photograph. The ones included are from the Nature on Fire Solo Exhibit at Kansas City Artists Coalition.