Sarah Hornik Workshop
I attended a workshop in Brisbane,
Queensland June 2008. The workshop was hosted by Peppertown
and the guest teacher was Sarah
Hornik. I can't praise Sarah highly enough in terms of
her generosity in sharing so many wonderful discoveries that
she has made on her own journey of glass.
I went home with a large handful
of beads that contain a wealth of knowledge and promise of
Below are some images of the
beads I created in the class:
This is in the 'Egyptian' technique that Sarah taught but
I turned the bead into a cat (Egyptian ofcourse) and gifted
it to Sarah because she's a cat lover and it seemed the right
thing to do!
These small round beads were
the first attempts at 'colour reactions' eek!
One of the things I was keen
to do, when I got home, was use the reactive colours in some
kind of application. And so the 'Kichi Dolls' were born. "Kichi"
means Lucky or Fortunate in Japanese and it also sounds like
Kitschy which has another kind of humorous and relevant meaning.
I love bright colours and while I love making owls, crazy
colours are not really owl-like.
Below is the first Kichi doll
"Hatsu" which means 'first born', I was initially
tempted to call them panda dolls!