|Publicity shot!! close-up|
i have a great story for you!!! about a month ago we were fortunate to be asked to cat sit a wonderful cat named Cricket....we have not had an animal in our lives here for a few years so we were excited and a little nervous...especially because this little cat was someone else's dear sweet buddy.....well, on the very same day that the new cat was due to arrive in our home (for a year!!) i also had visitors to my art studio.....they saw my dog sculpture and asked if i ever made cats?????? i said "not really, however, a cat would be coming to live with us on this very day and no doubt i would be inspired by this marvelous creature".....
|pre fusing, with black frit all around|
and, so this sculpture came into being.....these pix show a few steps of the process, although there were many more.....this shows from raw, unfused glass to the finished glass cat!! the glass cat is about 3 1/2 feet tall, so she is a major art piece.....
|in the kiln, before firing|
it was a really fun project, and i am soooo pleased to have been given the complete and total freedom to create a cat they way i wanted to create!!!
|"Louis", the finished creation....38" tall|
the new owners of this sculpture, now named "Louis" are very pleased with their new feline addition.
|Louis and Cricket|
and here is a pic of our new boarder, Cricket, along with the amazing Louis!!! little Cricket helped to manifest this wonderful opportunity for me and my glass work......thanks Cricks! and Thalie!