Stained Glass Sculptor
In this Space, I will periodically add project pictures from my studio. Nothing deleted, I'll just keep building the story.
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It's been a busy year thus far, I have finally gotten to updating the website.
Studio 1B (shown here) has gone through a workflow redesign to minimize cross contamination between metal and glass work.
Meanwhile, here is one of my current projects. the Sonoran Totem. When finished, each face will be mounted down one side of a glass saguaro cactus. The framing is 1/8"x1/4" steel filled with single layer glass.
I do not have a home for this one yet but will be looking for a high traffic, public venue. Maybe, the Phoenix airport museum would be interested...
My processes will vary
depending upon the type of metal I being used. But everything begins on paper before it gets to glass.
This is my owl, affectionately known as Cuthbert. When he was about 70% complete, I realized I really didn't have a plan for his base, so for years, he sat on the corner of my bench on a clay mount. Now he's happy with his new feet and tail feathers.
Adding new details to a piece can create new challenges. The head of this mantis was constructed first, to establish scale. Then the body components were built and connected. The challenge then became how to support a 14" body on a frail framework of glass.
Before building Black Stallion, I constructed a smaller scale model. This allowed me to make incidental changes to the design for the larger piece as I learned from the smaller proof of concept.