Well, we're back-- sort of. Although we had some issues finding a few things we did manage to have 6 students come in this week to resume their projects. We seem to have a lot of table top space but we're still hard pressed for places to store students projects since a lot of of storage was lost in the flood. Luckily we don't really have anyone working on anything large yet, so we're managing by piling things on top of one of the unused work tables. Hopefully we'll have shelves again by the time classes start filling up again and we need all the table tops for students. :-) We discovered that a few other things were missing but we were able to work around these small issues. All in all it made for an interesting set of classes.
Cheryl came in and finished off the two parrots (or are they cockatoos?) that she had started way back before classes were suspended. These are the same ones that Mary Lynn made and once again the black lead against the white glass really stands out nicely. Cheryl will be working on an Angel window next.
Fran was back in and resumed work on her Fleur De Lis Hexagon window. We'll see this one finished next week since the front is completely soldered.
Grace began working on a Cross and Bible window. I drew this up for Jane who made it while she was at home so I have yet to see this window completed yet. Although it's hard to tell, Grace has the flower petals cut out already. It's just hard to see them since the glass is white and blends into the pattern paper.
Jane got all of her pieces in place on the mold and I received acall from her just the other day telling me that she tacked it all together. When she comes in next week we'll show her how you balance it in your lap and put a final bead on everything. Doesn't this look GREAT! She used all art glass in this lamp and the results are certainly worth it. Jane was a little bit concerned when she started this project but she's already talking about making a second one!
Janice spend her class in front of the grinder working on getting her thrid window all fitted together and ready to wrap. She has one of these wrapped already and took the second one home with her to wrap during the week. This is a very classic design.
And last, but not least, we have a picture of all the bevels that Lea wrapped while she was here by herself on Wednesday night. After she finished wrapping them all she tacked them together so they'll be ready for their backgrounds over the next few weeks.
I have to say that it was great to see everyone this week. It's been a long time and I can't wait to see the faces that weren't able to attend this week.
Bayou Salé GlassWorks