Posts Tagged ‘art glass’

April 18 – Glass Class

April 18, 2008

Corning Museum

art glass by Joel Philip Myers

Liquid turquoise

 Sifting of Sedona sand

Flash of a jaybird’s tail

Once molten core

now serene and still forever

in timeless cool, clear glass

by Kerry Vincent (c) 2008

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April 10 – Glass Class

April 10, 2008

Once, when I was working in the flame, trying to melt several rods of glass together, twisting them to create a bead with a marbled effect, the red-hot glass blob got lopsided and fell off.  I had intended something beautiful, but there was nothing I could do.  I couldn’t pick it up – it was too hot!  So I just had to let it go – let it cool – fortunately my work area has a concrete floor.

Later, when I checked on it, I found a wonderful glass glob, striated with turquoise, brown, and ivory marbling – better than anything I could have created, not matter how hard I worked!

Sometimes, the lesson is to just let go – sometimes we are pleasantly surprised!