And they are back from the kiln

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You may remember a couple of weeks ago I went on my first ever glass painting course. Our awesome tutor gave us the opportunity to try some test pieces as well as producing a main panel. As the test pieces were done on the second day they had to go home with Nicola to be fired, but this week we got the call to say that they were ready for collection. The piece above is definitely my favourite (I’m calling it waggle dance and have some thin lead from Sarah to put around it so it can be hung). This set of 4 sea creatures also came out pretty well & will be mounted with lead to form a mini suncatcher which will probably go and live with mum and dad (as they are beside the sea)

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The below was my attempt at a phoenix (I saw the piece of glass & that’s what came to mind) but I think I should have added more detail to the flame (you live and learn)

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My chicken piece turned out well although I maybe should have enlarged the chickens as if I mount this with lead their legs will be cut off

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Finally the piece I am most disappointed with, on finding the glass I knew it would be perfect for (what are starting to become a bit of a trademark of mine) dragonflies. I was basing these particular ones on a scarf I own but I think they are just too pointy, might be able to cut a couple of them out and use in something though & I know to take out any sharp corners next time around.

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And I finally managed to get a good picture of my finished panel

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Definitely some lessons to learn going forward but not bad for a first attempt

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