2018 CSA Water Minis Were a Hit. (3.4.18)

As mentioned earlier, I'm excited to be a 2018 CSA artist. (Was also a CSA 2014 artist. That first time, I made 50 "garden glass" pieces with multiple greens plus accents of warm reds, yellows, and oranges.) This program is a great way to connect local artists with new collectors... and for art lovers to get nine original works of art for $500.

These CSA art programs are a hit all over the country. I particularly love what the Arts & Science Council does with the three private pick up events. I was one of first three artists to share artwork in early February 2018... and, was able to share about my process with the shareholders during the event. 

Here's a behind the scenes look at how I made these 50 water glass minis... notice how gravity and heat have "stretched" the glass from original unfired and previously fired, broken chunks...

 Early in the process, I cut organic shapes to make double layers of iridescent clear on bottom. Adding a couple of chucks of "water blues" glass - with lovely darks created through reactive glass - creates a uniform, but unique bottom layer...

Early in the process, I cut organic shapes to make double layers of iridescent clear on bottom. Adding a couple of chucks of "water blues" glass - with lovely darks created through reactive glass - creates a uniform, but unique bottom layer...

 Here's a shot with more of them...

Here's a shot with more of them...

 This stage has bottom layer that has been fired once. You see the next "chunks" of unique, pre-fired "water" glass for top layer of movement... (These are before next firing.)

This stage has bottom layer that has been fired once. You see the next "chunks" of unique, pre-fired "water" glass for top layer of movement... (These are before next firing.)

 Handful of the final CSA water minis... some are flat (added clear bumpons later so light could move through piece) or some have been gently slumped to give slight  bowl  curve. (All the CSA pieces had a minimum of five separate firings with cold-working in between. Some had more... until I achieved the look I was going for. Wanted each to be a tiny, unique work of art!)

Handful of the final CSA water minis... some are flat (added clear bumpons later so light could move through piece) or some have been gently slumped to give slight bowl curve. (All the CSA pieces had a minimum of five separate firings with cold-working in between. Some had more... until I achieved the look I was going for. Wanted each to be a tiny, unique work of art!)

Carmella Jarvi