T with ‘Tude

T with ‘Tude: I have done mostly vertical pieces in the past. A few pieces went horizontal like Morph II and Levitation. I am always searching for new expressions in my designs. So I thought about combining both vertical and horizontal for this piece…mostly horizontal to get the main element up off the surface.

1′-3″ h, 1’-8″ w, 10″ deep | Kiln cast crystal | Emerald Green | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley Galleries

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When this sculpture was still in wax form and nearly finished, collectors stopped by the studio. They fell in love with the horizontal layout and wanted to add it (finished, of course) to their most impressive glass collection. She chose the color and it was off to the foundry. The rest of the story was harrowing – but with a great ending.

Levitation | 11″ h, 1′-9″ w, 12″ d | Kiln cast crystal, Lime Green | SOLD

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Firth of Forth

Tunneling in any medium is a difficult and challenging proposition. I used a wood boring bit with an electric drill and quickly learned that I must go very slowly or the frictional heat of the drill melted the wax – and then fused the drill in place. Fun! The piece is named in honor of my Mother who was born in Scotland not far from Firth of Forth.

Firth of Forth | 9″ h, 10″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Jade Green | SOLD

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Second First

My very first glass sculpture! The creation process was entirely unfamiliar to me…most especially sanding wax seemed perverse. The words sandpaper and wax simply do not belong together! My learning curve was bent backwards.

Second First | 8″ h, 5″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Lagoon Green | SOLD

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