Friday, September 25, 2009

Point To Point

We have a new student this week. And we all know what that means: "Have you ever cut glass before?", "Next we're going to cut a circle", "Before we cut the curve we cut point to point", "The grinder can't cut you", "That's a graceful curve", and "We aren't waxing the glass, we're waxing the lead". And after all those standard lines that a new student hears and the old students are sick of, we get a butterfly.

And this is Patty's completed butterfly. Talk about someone who has no problem cutting glass. She said she's never done it before but she could sure fool me. Patty's orange butterfly came out perfectly and I'm looking forward to getting her started on a larger window next week.

This pattern was drawn up about 2 years ago but no one ever made it until last week when Tommy decided to try something a little different from his standard LSU letters. I think it works nicely.

Meanwhile, Cheryl worked on re-cutting the pieces her cat knocked on the floor. I knew she'd manage to catch up to where she should have been and sure enough her tiger eyes are all cut and ground just waiting to be wrapped now.

Julie has a good 80% of her window tacked together and it's looking great. She'll certainly finish cutting her glass next week and get to work on her border. There's on the upper left side of her background that needs to be cut before she cuts a border (if she decided to put a border on this window).

Grace has finished soldering the first side of her window and we turned it around so she could get the second side. She's got her next window all picked out already and it will be a little smaller than this project. But that's not to say that it isn't just as nice...

Christine cut out a lot of this rose cross while she was at home and then finished cutting the remaining pieces while she was in class and then ground everything as well. She's taken it home to wrap and I'm sure we'll see the finished results next week.

Janice took a much deserved break from her windows to do this happy/sad face theatrical design. Although it's a large window (4 foot by 3 feet) it should go fairly fast for her. It's a bit hard to see what it is just yet you should start to see it taking shape next week.

And that was it this week. Jane will be working on 2 lamps next week and I can't wait to see what they look like. I know Fran is working on some more masks at home and she plans to have them all cut ground and wrapped when she comes in.

Bayou Salé GlassWorks

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