liquid glass, that’s hot, about 450°C hot and
at this temperature, glass is like cool honey,
it can be dripped, shaped, flattened and formed.
only when it is hot can it be formed.
the skill of the artisan is knowing the limitations of the material
and when to push a bit more.
of course, it is always at the risk of learning something new
glass, as with all materials, has its own voice
and i get involved in the conversation
with the colour choices
and the inclusions of range of precious and found metals.
metals often oxidise between the layers of glass creating bubbles.
it sometimes looks like the universe in a bead
the micro of the macro
making glass beads has been the journey of following my passion