It’s been so go-go, that I was not surprised to find my kiln took a dive when I got to the studio to check my new glass wing slump sample. There is a strange phenomena I experience as a glass artist which I’ve heard other glass casters experience as well. The phenomena is this strange interrelatedness/telekinesis that happens when things are running amiss in the process. I stood there with this odd sensation after programming my controller that this firing didnt feel right. Sure enough, come back in the morning and something had blown… no power to the elements! oofta!!! It wasn’t the first time my intuition kicked up regarding a firing. I have to joke and say that I implicitly believe in a kiln god. That as a kilnform glass artist I’m am heavily reliant on the mercy of said kiln god. Fortunately the kiln crashing actually supplied me with a much needed stopping break. I’ve needed the reason to stop pushing myself so hard! so in the end the universe is strangely provisional!
It’s been a fast track spring now that I have arrived back in Portland. I have been non-stop in the kiln and my ox-actyline skills have greatly improved my welding. Current projects are moving towards kinetic flying machines. “Ornitocopters ala devinci”. Everything has become glass wing this and glass wing that but I have to admit the cam drive/gearing systems are blowing the top off my brain. Lately I’ve been searching out music that I can license for the short film Hayden Peters and Maser films shot this past year. I’m really excited about the first edit and can’t wait to finish it. Who doesn’t want to see glass torsos breaking in slow motion? It’s shaping up to be a wham bam sort of summer. My honey and I will be jetting off to visit friends in canada and montana in June for a much needed breather before barreling back into our respective studios.