June 4, 2012
I’ve learned how to cut glass, properly. I couldn’t understand how it was done before, I watched loads of YouTube videos on how to cut glass, “you just make a fluid motion with your cutter, hear the lovely crunchy sound, tap tap and da dah!” (Perfect curved piece of glass flops onto tabletop.) Well, this time the birthday present brief was, bright colours, flowers maybe, and straight lines. So I had to just perfect the art of cutting glass, I couldn’t get away with nibbling it with my usual mosaic nippers. I persevered, put some nice oil into the glass cutter, and finally understand the crunchy sound – you have to press harder than I was doing, fundamentally. So here we are, a piece with lots of straight lines, made mostly with my favourite thing, different green glasses – it’s 12″ x 12″.