Cotoneaster

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These are very hardy plants which grow in many kinds of habitats.  When I was learning about them I discovered that there are over 300 species, although some people classify many of them as varieties instead of species.  I guess it depends on who you talk to.  This piece is made from cut glass gems, stained and vitreous glass, smalti and polymer clay.  43x 63 cm.

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Blue

Berg and Bits

It was a poor year for icebergs around our section of Iceberg Alley in 2013 so I thought I would make one from stained glass, smalti and marble just to remind me.

30 x 38 cm.

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Moby-Us

Moby-Us

A mosaic rendition of a mobius strip.  They are fascinating in that they have only one edge and one surface.  Making one certainly makes you realize that.  Stained glass.

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The Arches

The Arches

The Arches are located on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula.  They are large rocks with erosion taking their obvious toll.  They do not seem to belong where they are.  It makes me wonder from where the rock originated and how it got there. I like the way that our province throws these things at you.

This piece is 76 x 33 cm ( 30 x 13 in).  I used marble, granite, pebbles, smalti, stained glass, unglazed porcelain, glass beads and millifiori.

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Transition

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Crocuses tenaciously push themselves up through the last remnants of snow during the spring.  They are quite amazing to be able to begin their journey under such cold conditions.   The title of this piece honours the time change during early March when we move our clocks ahead and make our evening daylight hours later.  It is a promise of longer days to come.  This piece is 31 cm (H) x 27 cm (W).  It is made with pebbles, stones, smalti and stained glass.

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All Jammed Up

All Jammed Up

 

In Newfoundland and Labrador, ice packed into our harbours is a common site.   The fight wind can force it tightly onto the shore.  This is a small rendition of the phenomenon in marble, pebbles, stained glass, and smalti.  Much of the stained glass is irridescent.

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