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Uroboros Residency

Postby twin vision glass » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:58 pm

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I thought I would share what I was up to at my Uroboros Residency in Portland. It was truly wonderful and met some wonderful artists , and of course the owners and Kat and Bill and all the staff are totally super. Carol Carson and I finally met and we laughed so hard because we both thought we already new each other , and of course Raphael and many other great artists. Walter Gordinier was so supportive as well, and we had some great conversations. It was a great experience. This piece is one of the smaller ones I created. Lots of sliced color bars. Not a great photo but at least an idea of what I was doing. 3 panels all span 8 feet , and are connected by a horizon line. Fun movement in the sky too. This piece is 27 inchs by 27 inchs by 1 inchs
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Here is the lay-up beginning in the kiln
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Postby twin vision glass » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:04 pm

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This is the larger one but the back side of it. It is 46 inch x 22 inch x 1 inch

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Postby Babette (Shawn) » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:59 pm

I love these Les! Please post more photos!
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
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Postby twin vision glass » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:20 pm

Thanks so much Shawn, I wish I lived closer to Victoria , B.C. and we could go for a walk on the boardwalk as I miss the ocean so very much. I hear you are visiting there. Perhaps a few other artists on the island could send you a private PM and hook up with you. When I get some nice professional pics done , I will try posting a few. I really enjoyed creating the blue color bars and creating holes in the set up so the air bubble would draw up and pull the color with it, and when sliced, it gives lovely movement to the sky. Also played with alot of reactive red opals as well. I love the color you get when sliced through the two adjoining colors.
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Postby Sue Hunchuk » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:28 am

Thank you once again for sharing! Always an inspiration!

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Postby bob proulx » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:28 am

Very nice Les.
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Postby twin vision glass » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:48 pm

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I know we lost alot of our early posts here on warmglass so for some that did not see alot of all our discussions and sharing, this one comes to mind in helping to show how creative we can get with Color Bars . Thankyou Sue and Bob for your kind words. I LOVE creating with color bars , and can design in my head how I want the color bars to flow and melt to create the color palette I want. Anyways, I think Rick Wilton is going to post a pic of the close-up of the sky as these pics are NOT GOOD at all. AND this old computer cannot even attach things anymore. :oops: BUT I love creating with color bars and the painterly quality you can get. When the 3 panels are side by side it is quite nice. My husband was head of search and rescue for many years in Jasper National Park, and we did alot of horseback riding all summer long to get to our cabins in the back country, so you have many hours to reflect on the beauty around you and the rugged dynamic mountain environment from the back of a horse.
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Postby Rick Wilton » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:22 pm

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Here are the pics Les was talking about
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Postby twin vision glass » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:09 pm

Thankyou so very much fellow Calgary Glass Guild member and always helper. :D Soon I hope to have a new computer. First I have to STOP purchasing glass. :roll:
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Postby Havi » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:49 pm

Les,
I am very happy to hear from you!
Somehow I did not notice you were there, and was worried about where have u disappeared to.
So I am glad I discovered you again.

To be honest, the photo I like BEST, is the last one, posted by Rick. Nothing less than wonderful. I love it!

take care

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Postby twin vision glass » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:48 pm

Hi Havi, have not talked to you for some time now. Have been away in the U.S.A. creating and enjoying Uroboros Glass Company so much. The last one is a corner of the middle Cast Piece . It is the 27 inch by 27 inch by 1 inch. I had alot of fun creating the color bars and then re-investing into the cast panels.
Les

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Postby Havi » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:02 am

Good for you!
hope to see the casting soon, I am sure it will be interesting.


And I am very happy you are OK and had a lot of fun.



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Postby twin vision glass » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:42 pm

I thought it might be interesting for some to see the process in creating the color bars since we lost a bunch of older posts on how to create. Hope it might help a few artists to create with movement and fun.

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First choose colors and glass for your art piece. Have an end game in your mind while you are choosing your colors. You can use frit and slices and even older cast glass pieces. I usually begin with strips and then fill with frit and powders and also strips layed sideways to give the color bar lots of angles. I like to try to create a hole as well so that the glass is drawn up with the air rising in the bubble.

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I love to make large cast glass bars so that I get lots of movement as the glass melts and moves downward. I have many sizes of Zircar Containment molds also , so that the pieces can be deep or shallow depending on the final slices I want to use.

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This color bar was created especially with sky in mind. Stormy skies or Tranquil . Lots of places for bubbles to form and to move the glass around

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Postby twin vision glass » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:50 pm

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I have lots of visuals of mountains and skys for reference while setting up the color bars . Once sliced, then I will carve the slices to look like mountains.

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Many layers are cut on top of the slices . If I want the pieces to be clearer as apposed to lots of tiny bubbles with the frit, then you must cut individual clear pieces and then join it all with frit and powders.

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Postby S.TImmerman » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:50 am

Your work is so amazing, thanks for posting all the pics!!
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Postby twin vision glass » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:39 am

Thankyou sooooo very kindly. I love to create large moving color bars and then try to use them to almost paint with glass. I do want to control the sky just alittle more , mind you we are in for the wildest thunder storms here in B.C. in along time so perhaps I should just let the glass speak. Leslie

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Postby twin vision glass » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:20 pm

I created a birds nest and worked with a good friend to make a metal birds nest base for the piece. The reactive quality looks as if the birds have lived in the nest for along time.
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Still not professional pic but at least we can see them all in a line and how they relate to one another.

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Postby orittlandau » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:16 am

It looks great Less!! very impresive!! =D>
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Postby Raphael Schnepf » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:24 am

Nicely lit. I've been trying to come up with lighting ideas for a show of transparent work. I'd love to see them finished. They look great.

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Postby twin vision glass » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:14 am

Thanks so much Oritt and Raphael. Wish so badly I could have waited 2 hours longer until you where able to make it to Uroboros Raf, so you could have seen them in person, but trying to get all the way back to Canada in Rush Hour Traffic through Seattle and past was already a difficult day, and to try to hit the border before the brokerage closed was a real race. .
I found some wonderful long thin light fixtures that are made to sit on the sill behind a glass pieces at the hardware store of all places. They also all connect together if you want to make as long or short as you want . It lights up the wall softly in behind so that it is soft lighting.
Les


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