In the Making

Whilst I'm visiting Bullseye Glass in NY I've been making a large commission piece. I thought I'd share some of the images I've taken through the making and a video of how I release the glass gravity formed vessel from the glass frame. It's always a slightly worrying stage as so much effort, time and cost has gone into making the flat form as well as hours sat next to the kiln monitoring the slumping of the piece.

I have another piece to make as this is a duo set of vessels, I'll post a picture when they are both finished.

dahlia universe glass blank before slumpingglass blank in kiln

slumped glass in kilnlarge slumped glass vessel

interior of vesselvessel after it has been cut from frame

20191112_131619_2 from amanda simmons on Vimeo.