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Lampwork => Borosilicate => Topic started by: baked glass on April 21, 2017, 09:49:13 AM

Title: new work, thunderbird
Post by: baked glass on April 21, 2017, 09:49:13 AM
I've been working on this little guy for awhile now. I grew up in the states and always felt an affinity for the world around me, so although I'm not affiliated with any tribe, I have tried to understand some of the Native American's stories and teachings.  There is always more to learn but I wanted to focus on one story that caught my attention and try to make a thunderbird.


I tried to make a flame like implosion for the base under the thunderbird. 

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The rain coming out of his wings was particularly tricky, each one wanted to melt away as I worked on the adjacent one.

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Over all I think the idea worked out fairly well and will now be considering other stories to base sculptures on. (

Title: Re: new work, thunderbird
Post by: garishglobes on April 22, 2017, 04:04:33 AM
Looking good  :) I like the story element. I didn't know much about the thunderbird so googled it, and now I understand why my email program looks like it does!