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Tile & Twirl – Part One – The Tile

Yesterday, Glass eMotions hosted a collaborative event with Priests Mill Art Centre / Eric Covington.

The objective was to create a fused glass tile with the end-result in mind – to have it blown into a custom vessel.  We had three amazing ladies join us in the studio.  Being a small group, we were able to take the class wherever they wanted to go.  I so enjoyed watching the creativity and collaboration in play.

Eric began the day with a recap of design concepts for our fused tile.  Here he is demonstrating the use of layering transparent colours.

It was a beautiful day, so we all enjoyed a break eating lunch, catered by the Ottawa Mission Food Services Program, on one of the many decks around the property.  I really wish I had taken a picture of the lunch – it was great – Thanks Ric!!

After the fresh air, everyone dove right in and starting designing their tiles.  With a wide variety of choices for design elements, the ideas were ‘flowing’.

Thanks to Kathryn and Eric we had a variety of puddles and murrini to choose from.  How kind it was of them to bring and share.














Tiles are ready to go into the kiln for firing.   Check back here for Part Two of the Tile and Twirl.  Excited to join Tatsumi and Eric at Priests Mill Art Centre on September 8/9.

If you are interested in trying this yourself in a future course, please use the form below to contact me: