These bowls are a new direction for me, still familiar forms but using glass powder on clear sheet glass instead of layers of sheet glass. This has created a much more subtle use of colour and gradual shading. On a more practical level, glass powders are physically easier to engrave through and lighter to handle for me at the lathe.
I'm now on the home stretch to Origin and have started to build stock for the show, as always this is such a long proces before I get finished pieces. I've finally come to terms that Summer has ended here for 2009, so out with the wooly hat and thermals, patiently waiting for the Winter hibernation.