Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chaney Workshop Finished Work

The piece above is one of three I completed (well almost) in a clay and glass workshop with Meagan Chaney. The piece of glass below was supposed to go in this piece; the baking soda experiment with the glass bubbled too large and was too thin and sharp to use. The holes I made to accommodate the slumped glass were also too small for the glass to slump through properly. But I plan on using some weathered copper sheeting to place behind the holes in this piece. River symbolism seems to be a recurring theme for me.

Baking Soda Glass Firing Test by Linda Starr

Glazed Greenware by Linda Starr at Chaney Workshop

Finished Piece Two by Linda Starr at Chaney Workshop

Finished Piece by Linda Starr at Chaney Workshop

These sculptures are meant to be hung on the wall. They have hooks and a wire on the back so they're ready to hang. I'll be digesting the information I learned in this workshop over the next several weeks. I'm curious how it will translate into my own work.

Fused Glass Earrings by Linda Starr

I'll either drill holes or glue rings to these fused pieces of glass to make drop earrings. Or they could be pendants hung from the top or from both sides, so many possibilities.

Joanna's piece from Chaney workshop

Regi's pieces from Chaney Workshop

My photos of the pieces aren't that great; my kitchen counter seems to put a yellow caste on them. I'm worn out from this past week, so they'll have to do. As with most ceramic work, they're much better in person. This was one of the best workshops I've ever been to. Meagan is a great teacher and willing to share anything she knows. If you ever get a chance to take a workshop with Meagan Chaney I highly recommend it. Thanks Meagan.


  1. Really, really nice looking work Linda. Sure hope you continue in that vein.

  2. Hi Patti, thanks to much, I am planning on developing a line of hanging pieces and thinking of some of the glazes I've been using and incorporating some stainless steel and copper.

  3. those look wonderful! I know you must have learned so much.

  4. Hi Meredith, thanks, yes I sure did, I'm glad I splurged for a three day workshop.

  5. Hi Michele, thanks, not like I need another direction, but I am excited mulling things over in my mind.

  6. Wonderful results - a great addition to your work. I look forward to seeing how you bring these ideas into your new pieces :^)

  7. Hi Anna, thanks so much, I am pondering all the possibilities dreaming of ideas, discarding some, drawing some, to decide where to begin.


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