Metal mould for slumping the glass

 The templates are made to cut the metal, but also a metal former has been made in order to to slump the glass into the required a curve.The metal work for this project was kindly produced for me by Steve Jones of Avon metal fabrications.Also my sponsor for this aspect of the project. I have…

Painted sample of glass fired and painted

Looks like random strips of glass but the overall thickness and contour needs to be a consideration as does the degree of lustre and paint added to the work.The Tracing rigger and Badger softner became part of my essential tool kit while being a specialist decorator and I’ve continued to find them invaluable to the…

Fired kiln pieces

  The kiln tests once fired are so different from the initial colours you paint,with experience you can control some of the results but the unpredictable nature of the medium often gives you something you could never have planned for or imagined . these tests are perhaps not the right or final choice for my…

Model of Proposal

I tried to construct a model of the proposal in true Blue Peter style with card and sticky back plastic. Unfortunately these materials were not so pliable as the proposed metal and glass may be, so I wasn’t able to show the desired curve.

Initial Sketches

This project started with some sketches and water colours I had been making of the forest on the horizon. There was quite a few of these, and I have just scanned in one to show something of the original source. The second sketch was a rough draft of how I planned to transpose the idea…

Inspirational Landscapes

These are some of the places and landscapes that inspired me to create the proposal. They range from places around both Bath in the UK and Lang SØ, the lake behind Salten Skov (Salten Forest) in Denmark where we used to live. I’m fascinated by the natural world and landscape, also mans intervention into that landscape.…