We have had the pleasure of travelling to Hamilton Island in Queensland on several occasions…..on our most recent trip we hired one of the catamarans and went skipping and swaying over the magnificent little bay.
At least two major motion pictures have been filmed on Hamiilton Island, “Muriel’s Wedding” 1994; and “Fool’s Gold” 2008. Have you seen them?
If you haven’t been to Hamilton Island yet, it really has it all!
So I decided to make a glass piece that reminded me of this turquoise on blue environment and here it is:
if you look closely you will note that this glass series has a tactile element and that the glass isn’t fully fused in the centre, but its like the little waves in the bay….gentle ……peaceful…like a soft breeze….
This tactile 3D feel in the middle of the glass is produced by controlling the temperature which allows all the glass pieces to soften and melt a little and at this exact point, I reduce the temperature of the kiln before all the glass melts completely.
When you sail around the Whitsundays you see all sorts of wondrous things.
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