Anemone Collaboration

Ann has been at it again–working with another artist to create something new and different!  This time, Ann has collaborated with another glass artist, Kerstin Hilton of If Wishes Were Fishes Glassworks, to create these unique wall hangings, inspired by sea anemones.

An “Anemone” grouping

Each piece is cast with a different combination of glass colors and textures worked into a variety of handmade molds, with a hanging bracket kiln-fired into the back.  They make excellent groupings, and are extremely well-suited to hanging outside–just imagine these unusual pieces decorating your patio or hanging next to a doorway!

Anemones, color variations

Anemones, color variations

Alternate name:  "Wonkie Pods"

Alternate name: “Wonkie Pods”

Some more photos of the process–molds were made so that plaster casts could be created, then Ann and Kerstin experimented with using fine frit inside some casts and the pate de verre casting method with others.  The frit required a plaster weight to hold everything in place.

Rubber molds were carved in order to create the plaster casts.

Rubber molds were carved in order to create the plaster casts.

 

pressing into mold

Pressing into molds to prepare to make weights

Plaster weights created to hold glass in place during firing

Plaster weights created to hold glass in place during firing

In the kiln--fine frit on the left, pate de verre on the right

In the kiln–fine frit on the left, pate de verre on the right

The anemones are currently available at both Dragonfire Gallery and DonTerra Artworks, or contact Ann directly for more information!

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