A few new things

klingerJuly 8, 2011

I've not been posting lately, just been busy with other things in life. I have still been making some things though, and playing around with fused glass. Here's a few things,I made a glass on glass, it hangs in the yard from a large tree, the evening sun shines through it.

Here is a mirror mosaic , it's cement around 2 inches thick and 16 across. I left the centre empty when I did my pour and inserted strips of stained glass so they would be imbedded in the cement mix. I let it cure and did a mirror mosaic on one side. on the other side before the concrete fully cured I carved a spiral . It has a concrete stand a solar spot light shining on it .


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texaswild

Oh you l'il heifer!!! Holding out on us. I LOVE both pieces, but this one w/the embedded glass really is ingenious. I didn't understand the technique until I saw the back. LOVE how you louvered them - leaving a hole to see through. The stand - WOW - how'd you do that? Didja use the lath technique or all carved? CALAM sold me on solar lighting. I can just imagine how pretty this is at night. BTW - love that pink chair in the background.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 7:16AM
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Calamity_J

ATTENTION!!!! These pics Do NOT do justice to how amazing this really is!!! Klinger: you Gotta post another pic: standing back further, showing the base it is sitting on so we can get a better prospective on how amazing this is!!!!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 11:03AM
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rock_oak_deer

Love them both, such beautiful work.

Yes, please let us see it from farther back.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 5:52PM
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klinger

Hi,
Slow, the stand was carved, started as a bucket of cement.Here's a close up with our watch dog next lol.

I also got on a birdbath tangent. I made wooden stands using driftwood, and little cement birdbath basins and mosaiced the inside of them. Wonder if I should do all the outside of a couple of them too?



I also had a cement gal I'd made previously, I used to put a potted plant in her hollow head but decided to form another birdbath basin, this time using hardware cloth to have a hat like look for her.

A close up of her hat,

I must be birdbath crazy, I've got one in the studio made with hardware cloth I've started to mosaic. I'm off camping for a bit so don't know when I'll next work on it.
Cindy

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 11:13PM
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Calamity_J

LooHoo, You gotta tell everyone how tall your wonderful girly is as she looks smaller in this pic...Great pics by the way! LOVE that last birdbath! Maybe I will get Squirrelly to make one with me this week!!! She also wants to try the wire mesh armature style too! Such a GREAT pic of puppy! He is looking like he has filled ut nicely...he was so skinny when you first got him.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 1:40AM
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texaswild

OHMYGOODNES. You've been sooooooo busy making things and not sharing. Sooooooooo happy to see these things. That girl w/the hat was the one I was talking about in my email to you. My question was - did you use the lath technique on her, or was she carved from a huge piece of concrete. I LOVE that. IMO - you should leave them as they are - mosaiced and concrete - I like that look, and am going to adopt it when I get to making a bowl for the pedestal sitting on my work table. Two questions, please: (1) When you pour a huge bucket of concrete for carving, do you put down inside lath, rebar or anything to support it? I want to try that sooooooooo bad, and hope to do so soon. (2) When you said you put fiber in your mix, what kind of fiber, and where do you get it? I think I've read that some artists use dryer lint? Please tell. Love your driftwood stands. Now THAT's creative. Cute doggie, and beautiful flowers!!!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 8:51AM
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stjohnsgypsy

LOVE!!!!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 9:12AM
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Calamity_J

We gotta get Klinger to post pics of her other stuff...she is Very prolific and hasn't been posting enough pics!heh heh!(Ratting her out!lol!) She also has The Most AMAZING Kiln projects...Glass stuff!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 10:22AM
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Calamity_J

Just found a couple pics...

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 10:27AM
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loribee2

Wow, VERY creative! I love that you think outside the box to come up with things really interesting and unique. Thanks so much for posting pics! It's very inspiring!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 10:29AM
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rock_oak_deer

Very nice, you have some great projects.

Lots of inspiring ideas. There's a glass fusing studio here and I've been thinking of taking a class. This gives me additional ideas of what you can do with the glass pieces.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 11:24AM
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klinger

Hi , Slow, I don't use any reinforcement when doing a carving. It's solid and pretty strong. The fibres I use are from a cement specialty shop. I've not heard of dryer fluff , but have heard of cutting and unravelling pieces of nylon rope. The girl is made of lath and is about 3 feet tall.Rock, the fusing is fun and you can make a lot of neat stuff to use in mosaics. Can be costly and addictive though.
Cindy

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 1:18PM
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Imsunflwr1

OMG!!! Everything is just beautiful! Love the bird baths... such inspiration! Thanks so much for posting... and yes, please post more!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 10:45PM
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texaswild

Gonna Google for the fibers, KLINGER. I know I'm going to be making more leaf castings, and I want them to be strong. WOW - didn't realize the girl was that tall. Woooooohoooooo. You did a fabulous job of smoothing over the lath. Glad to see you're still using that technique.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 8:14AM
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concretenprimroses

Klinger, everything is incredible! Lovethe gog,itlooks quite large too. Fused glass is beautiful, great job on everything. The girl is lovely, bird bath hat is inspired!
Kathy

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 1:26PM
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nicethyme

hey Klinger! wow, you have been busy busy, your things are so creative.. I'm drooling (that gog was THE BOMB!)

I just saw a post on FB someone near me is hosting Elder Jones workshop and I couldn't resist. It should be worth it right?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 3:28PM
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klinger

Nicethyme, I bet you are going to love that course, I think it will be well worth it. Where are you going to take it? You'll learn a lot and have a ton of fun I bet.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 11:39AM
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nicethyme

A mosaicer named Susan Turlington here in VA, several hours south of me is hosting him at her studio. I'm very excited as I'm in serious need of help when it comes to carving.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 1:03PM
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texaswild

Found a little time this morn to delve into Elder Jones's website. How exciting and informative. He writes instructions beautifully. Makes me want to try this technique. KLINGER: Are you self-taught, or did you take a workshop? NT - bet you'll really enjoy the workshop, and it'll be soooooo interesting to see what you do w/your new knowledge.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 6:54AM
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klinger

I am self taught, and would love to take one of his classes, I think he's done this for so many years he'd be full of info.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 12:24PM
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