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« on: May 07, 2011 07:20:31 AM »

I modeled this after a picture I found on Wired.com about the largest fossilized spider found to date. It was such a striking image that I felt the urge to reproduce it in glass. I'll probably experiment with other techniques over the summer with this image. Overall I'm very pleased with this attempt, but it was fraught with bubble problems/challenges. I cut out heavy duty aluminum foil in the shape of the spider and glued them down between two pieces of clear glass. The first firing produced some bubbles that were gorgeous and some that collapsed into themselves and were therefore very frail. I ended up firing this piece 4 times total, and there is still some devit that I need to deal with. But overall it's creepy cool! Enjoy!







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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011 08:03:13 AM »

I like her. Can I keep her, if I promise to love her very much? Wink

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011 08:26:08 AM »

very very cool
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011 10:17:51 AM »

ick ick ick! But very cool non the less!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2011 10:42:09 AM »

perhaps the most creepifying thing i've seen on the internet - but you did a great job! i'm so conflicted Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011 11:29:11 AM »

looove it. it's beautiful.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2011 12:51:24 PM »

That's terrifyingly awesome, I think more so than the original image!
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2011 06:40:00 PM »

So cool and unique!
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2011 06:45:39 PM »

Thank you all! It's really interesting (to me, at least) how the aluminum foil turns both silver and gold in the kiln. So bubbly, so strange, so unpredictable!
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2011 08:23:16 PM »

That's neat looking. Nice job on this Grobarka.

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