Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy Fat Tuesday

Although the spirit of Mardi Gras was alive and well in New Orleans we decided to celebrate it by having some classes. That's not to say that we weren't festive, we had a great time cutting up glass and cutting up with each other.

Lea finished another window and told us we're on the home stretch now. I believe there's 6 windows left to go and one of them is REALLY tiny and won't take more than 5 minutes to cut a piece of glass for. Here's here latest completed window.

And Lea also got a lot completed on another slightly narrower pair of doors. At least one of these will be finished next week and I'm guessing it will be this one that only needs 2 more pieces of glass cut for it. You can see the missing pieces easily if you enlarge the picture.

With all of the actual peacock part of her window completely cut, ground and wrapped Cheryl is another student who is quickly approaching the end of her project. I can't wait to see the thin border go on this window because it's really going to brighten it up.

Fran worked on her latest Mask design. This one is super sized and being made to hang on the wall rather than to wear over your face. When it's all together she plans on surrounding the eye holes with glass jewels that will really set this off.

Grace has finished grinding all the piece she has cut out of her angel window. After she's finished wrapping all these and tacking it together she'll finish cutting the remaining missing pieces: the ribbons, face and hair. This will ensure a nice, perfect fit especially around the face where detail is important.

Janice has about 90% of the centerpieces for her next 2 windows cut out and some of it even ground. All that's really missing at this point are the arms. The colors match her last window perfectly and the pattern has a quality about it that compliments the other windows she's made.

So now you know what we did on Fat Tuesday. Come back next week and see what we do the week after!

Bayou Salé GlassWorks

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