Thursday, February 05, 2009

Raku Revisted

Determined that raku wasn't going to be a one night stand, or should that be 'a one hit wonder' & that there really must be a secret to getting consistant results with it, I played a little further.
This time I actually made notes as I played....yes I did say notes!!

I know - the thought of me writing down things while at the torch is really quite terrifying ....fire, hot glass glass popping everywhere, caffeine fix to the left, kiln to the right, Wilbur in my ear & pen & paper at hand - not directly under the torch so to speak, but close enough that it could cause concern.


"Thulani"

I'm actually pleased with the results, even though these two are lacking the wonderful vibrant purple that seemed to pop on the tube bead I showed earlier.




"Manyara"

Lets be honest here anything would be a vast improvement on this poor baby.


For the record, taking notes didn't make a huge difference.... well, not after I absently put my pen in the water jar ;o)

4 comments:

rosebud101 said...

Stunning beads! So how did you do it?

angelinabeadalina said...

Very pretty blues and mellow yellows in Thulani! Manyara's colors are really poppin', too-- looks like splashes of pretty paints on the dark background.

Now, isn't it amazing how many things you can do at once while torching? Keep the bead spinning in the flame, grab a sip of drink, answer the phone, take off a sweatshirt when it gets too warm, etc. Taking notes has never worked too well for me, though-- not only would I have dunked the pen if I used a water jar, but I would also have managed to somehow set the notebook aflame,LOL.

Genie Sea said...

These are stunning works of art. Seriously. Stunning.

Laurie Whitney - Mermaid Glass said...

Beautiful. So glad you revisited!