For the Less-Than-Perfect Pieces
Sometimes you make a piece and it just isn't as stunning as you'd like it to be. Maybe it's even a bit of an ugly duckling. What do you do with it? Eventually you get to a point where you've given pieces like this to all your aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, and neighbor's cousins, but you can't bear to throw it. Re purpose it! Often the colors that are either blah (at one end of the spectrum) or overwhelming (at the other) can be spectacular in small amounts and combined with other glass. Here's what we do at Siyeh Studio when a piece isn't quite up to snuff:
Then we take all the resulting pieces and fire them in the kiln again so their edges are no longer sharp, and then Todd uses them as accent pieces in magnificent wire and glass sculptures! We also sweep up the small pieces and toss them into the garden where they aerate the soil.