My latest sculpture with Boro glass is a branch holding four dogwood flowers. It is about 3x5 inches and is done without needing to be posted on wood or stone. Even though my progress seems slow, I am actually trying to achieve a specific goal. At the moment making the branches look more authentic is necessary though artistically the solid color is pretty.
Branch of Dogwood Structure
White Southern Magnolia
THE JOURNEY OF CREATING WITH BORO GLASS
I really think I should be creating presses for different styles of flower petals but instead I shall learn how to take a petal and make it similar to the real flower. I am asymetrical so no matter what glass I use or flower I make it is always done without thinking about making the petals identical in size. This does drive the symetrical artist crazy but I like the free flow when I am on the torch. Below is my first 3 free standing flowers. The flowers are about 2 inches across. They are simple at the moment but I hope to improve until I can create very complex sculptures.
Boro Pink Hibiscus Flower
Boro Purple Hibiscus
Light Purple Flowers
GLASS SCULPTURE ARTIST
FICTION ROMANTIC AUTHOR
I started working on the torch in 2003 setting up my torch station in my home. Like many I started with Moretti Glass, a Minor torch and no kiln. The first six months was interesting with some very unattractive beads. I then upgraded to a Lynx [still my only torch] and a Toolbox kiln by Don McKinney [I still have it]. My next upgrade was for a generator that would run my torch since getting oxygen while working full time in a law firm was very difficult. After a few years of working with Moretti glass, I switched to Bullseye Glass. I have bought tools and have a lot that I don't use but I do have small tools that stay near my torch. I am now creating with boro glass. Each time you change your set up or your glass, the learning curve starts all over again.
My publishing of my writing started in 2007 and my first novel was published in 2013. My stories are romantic, often historcial settings either out west or during the Civil War. I love to write and I love to make glass flowers.