Monday, October 18, 2010

Cake Plates: First Round in the New Glass Building

I spent the afternoon in the glass shop where it smelled like beeswax and a campfire (nice). Mike Hernandez and Brent Cole made the first few plates for the cakes. We began with a dark green for Barton Springs, we moved on to a chocolate brown for the angel food cake, a neutral gray for Niagara Falls (unfortunately that one shattered), and two clear pours with ripples for Little Great Lakes, and the Slice. The first plates for these cakes:

Adding the color (forgive my lack of terminology):

Oh yes... the glory hole:

I was enamored by the tools namely the stack of sometimes smoldering newspaper used like an oven mitt:

... finally the molten pour for the "slice":

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