Friday, July 18, 2014


My strip plate that I had worked so hard on, got thermal shock after slumping. So I reworked the plate by full fusing it to remove the cracks from thermal shock, then cold worked it again, and slumped it again. It is pretty perfect now. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our Group Statement!

Texas Tech University, School of Visual Arts
Kiln Formed Glass – Instructor: Gail Stouffer, MAE
Junction 2014

We are a diverse group of educators and students with a wide array of two-dimensional and three-dimensional artistic backgrounds. Prior to this class, none of us had any formal training in glass. In our three weeks of class, we were given a wealth of technical knowledge, artistic inspiration and classroom application.

We explored the many aspects of glass, which included functional, sculptural, conceptual, and decorative works. This includes casting, slumping, fusing and screen-printing, just to name a few. Individually, we learned to adapt the material to our specific artistic voices. We can now confidentially present kiln formed glass in a classroom environment, appropriately modifying the content to the student level.

Through the body of work we created in 3 weeks, our ideologies and personal histories were skillfully conveyed in this new medium.

Martha Underriner
Julee Reese
Lorena Williams
Richard Kincheloe
Rebeka Holmes

Syndey Kim

Screen print

Billet filled molds

Glass casting results

I finished my first glass casting piece! I am so excited to incorporate this into my figurative ceramic work in the future.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Frit Paintings with enameled details ready for firing

Rick Kincheloe's Glass Sculpture progress

Before plaster removal and afterwards after divesting from the mold. Lot of work left on this piece

Screen printing on glass

We used enamels to screen print on glass. This might be my favorite project so far!

Rick Kincheloe's work in progress

I have 3 pieces to Full Fuse, 2 pieces to slump and 2 slumped pieces. After a 2nd layer on my Frit Painting and edge grinding, I'm ready to paint with enamels

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday's Work

I got so many pieces started and ready for kiln firing. Fused and prepped two glass slabs for screen printing, pulled both screens, did a second layer of frit on my frit painted piece, put together twelve slide pendants, made another crackle glass piece, and built a stringer plate. I am one busy girl in glass! 

Screen printing

These are screens of images of my two grandmothers. I am going to screen print them onto glass tonight. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rick Kincheloe's Screen Prints, Slab ready for cold work and tray in progress

Working on my screen prints and slab tomorrow, Frit Painting Level 2, along with a new tray ready to be fired. Learning a lot with fusing glass :~)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Rick Kincheloe's Frit Painting (1st layer)

I have some work to do, but I hope I can add more detail to separate the Japanese Maple from the building in the background

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Plaster molds and finished bowls

We made a trip to San Antonio today and saw some amazing glass studios!  We prepared our strip construction pieces for firing, took the clay out of our plaster molds,  and prepared the billet for casting. There was also plenty of good food and coffee to go around!

The bowls are finished!!!

I think they ask turned out so nice!  Rick's still needs to be slumped, bit here's most of them!

Stack/Slumped Bowls

My first bowl was a success.