Over the last few months, I was fortunate to be able to take part to a new masterclass organised by Narcissus Quagliata, one of the most significant contemporary artists in glass. I already talked about this class in a previous post, and showed some of the things Narcissus has taught me. In this post, I will show you some of the final pieces I created.
My participation was generously supported by a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Continue Creating 2022 grant managed by the Moreton Bay Regional Council, where I live. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
The pieces above have been made predominantly by combining frits and lines (left image), and laces and lines (right image).
The pieces below have been by combining stackers and sliders (left image) and sliders, laces and frits (right image), achieving a look that reminds of impressionism art.
Although these are not complete creation, they give an idea of what can be achieved using innovative glass techniques for creating paintings.
The image below shows a piece before fusing in the kiln. In the piece you may recognise I have included some premade laces, while the remaining is created using glass frits and powders.
In the piece below you can see another example of combining premade laces with lines.