For anyone in my age group, get ready for an ear worm. The title of this Heritage Series piece, now hanging in the windows at Galerie Old Chelsea, is Put It In Your Pocket. (Comment if you need a hint.) Stained Glass Stuff flattened the star-shaped bowl using a tack-fuse which minimized devitrification and kept the clear lines and sparkle. More workshop time coming next week - let's see where that takes us!
In 2010, I made a three-panel piece of glass and mounted it in an old, black window frame. I called it Moon Rise Over The Plain. It was shown a couple of times for a few days but spent most of its time in my living room on a large easel. While moving it to the Galerie Old Chelsea, it fell and the top two panels were smashed beyond repair. I was so sad that I wrapped it in newspaper and stored it in the garage for over a year. I eventually built up the courage to bring it inside and removed the two broken panels. For a short time I contemplated rebuilding it but emotionally, I just couldn't. Again, it sat quietly in a safe corner for more than a year. Last night I cut the silicone away from the edges and released the remaining panel from the frame to give it a second chance, as a stand-alone piece.
I still have the black window frame and would like to make a new piece as a feature for the Galerie window. I just need to decide on a design and colour.