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Stars

Look, a new batch of shiny stars, fresh out of the kiln. These are great to hang from things, or just to add a splash of colour.

 

Cygnus X-1, Destroyer of Space/Time

There’s a glass fusing shop in north Austin named Helios Glass. It’s an hour’s drive north of me, so I don’t visit very often. However this year, friend Christine persuaded me to take part in their Iron Fuser competition, in which a theme is given, and you have to use all the glass in their supplied pack in your entry. Since the theme was science based, and they included glow-in-the-dark glass in the pack, I didn’t need a lot of persuading 🙂

 

I made this clock, and named it ‘Cygnus X-1, Destroyer of Space/Time’. It’s about eight inches in diameter. It took many layers of glass and five separate firings.

cygnus-clock

 

This graphic contains the reasons and representations contained within the design.

cygnus-explanation

And here is what it looks like when it glows in the dark 🙂

I used glow paint for the clock hands. They look a lot more green, which is handy when you want to pick out the hands from the other glowing dots.

cygnus-glow

 

I am very pleased and delighted to report that my entry won the Astronomy prize in the competition!

iron-fuser-trophy

 

You can see all the entries in an online gallery, here: http://heliosglass.com/photos/v/1606IF7/

I’m really pleased to have won a category. The standard of entries was very high, and I’m honored to be included amongst them. Thank you, Helios!

It’s Lantern Week on Wavytail

I have made a new batch of lanterns, they are bright and shiny; come and get ’em!

Lit
Lit

If you like airplanes, cats or flowers then these are for you. (Dogs coming soon). They add a ton of warmth and cheerfulness to a room or outdoor space.

Scroll down to see them, or click through to the shop to grab one now.

Airplanes
Airplanes fly around each lantern, along with birds, clouds and the moon.

 

KittyCats
KittyCats play with balls; with paw prints and a little mouse.

 

Big Flower
A Big Flower dominates one side of this lantern; with smaller flowers in different colors around the rest of it.

 

Many Flowers
Many Flowers in different colors and sizes make this a charming lantern.

 

Are you ready for one of these in your living space? Find them here on Etsy.

Glass Dishes

These are some dishes, in crackle and lattice glass. Tealight for scale.

 

Lattice Bowl in red and white
Lattice Bowl in red and white

 

Lattice Dish in blue/purple
Lattice Dish in blue/purple

 

Black and white crackle dish
Black and white crackle dish

Lanterns

The first two lanterns are ready! The white one has an Indian-inspired design, with three panels in yellow/orange and three in blue/purple. The black one has a hot air balloon design.

 

Black lantern with hot air balloons
Black lantern with hot air balloons

 

(Soda can and tealights for scale; lanterns are the same size as each other)

White Indian-inspired lantern
White Indian-inspired lantern

Glass Clocks

Here are some glass clocks. The larger one is 8.5″ in diameter, the smaller ones are 5″.

Soda can and tealights for scale.

5-inch green stripey clock
5-inch green stripey clock

 

5-inch blue crackle clock
5-inch blue crackle clock

 

8-inch blue/cream pebble clock
8-inch blue/cream pebble clock