On Monday I spent most of the morning working up the planes on my portrait of John, only to slip up when trying to smooth out the eyelid after lunch, ruining all my good work! This called for a change of pace (we'll fix John tomorrow) so I went out and sketched Irwin hammering his bronze outside and marked him up to cut as a blue and white cameo figure. This sort of donkey work gets you to practice edge cuts and removing bulk colour smoothly. Katherine has also given me an exercise in pink to practice edge cuts, fades and layering. We'll see how it goes!
Katherine also gave us a talk on historic and contemporary glass to show how perception, content and concept has changed in engraved glass in artists approach to making and presentation of it. This is very helpful as we all are continuing to learn how to look at, analyse and understand engraved glass.