2020 has been a time of experimentation into working with glass. It seems a happy thing at a time consumed by Corona.
Most recently I’ve been painting glass with the powdered glass enamels I mix myself. There is a whole tradition of this kind of painting, especially faces and hands. Contemporary glass artists explore their own painting styes and subjects. Mine have been subjects I was interested in such as owls, chickens, mermaids, faces, figures, and landscapes. The glass is cut in different shapes, with hangers fired in.
Other experiments use cut, fused, and slumped sheets of Bullseye glass to make functional shapes such as bowls. When copper and sulfur glasses are placed next to each other, rings of a third color are made around the shapes.
Another adventure has been making silk screen decals, screening enamel glass paints directly onto glass, or using laser printer photographs with carbon-based ink as decals which fire to a sepia color.