March 24, 2010

How to Eat Sushi

I make a wonderful and colorful variety of sushi plates... but do you know the proper and traditional way of eating this tasty food?

Not all sushi is made with raw fish... so if you've never tried it, be adventurous!  Start with something that you recognize... some are made with just veggies and rice.  :)

Here's a link to all of the sushi plates that I have created: 
Amy Kirkman Fused Glass Sushi Plates and Sets

I love making custom fused glass plates so feel free to send me a message if you'd like a plate or a plate set made with your favorite colors!  :)

Arigatou gozaimasu.
Thank you very much.

March 18, 2010

Operation Leaded Tetris Panel... Almost Complete!

Okay so my cell phone doesn't take the best photos... but here's how my Tetris stained glass looks so far.

 Picture of it almost complete... just had two more squares to finish up.

Working with Lead Came... I don't think that I'll ever do it again but totally worth it when this is finished.

No idea where I'll hang it but I'm sure it'll look awesome.  :D

Next stop... framing and finishing!  It should be done next Wednesday 3/24/10.  :)

March 15, 2010

Gamer + Learning Stained Glass = Epic Project

As you all know, I'm taking stained glass classes.  I love it so far and have a greater appreciation for this glass art.
So my first project turned out pretty good.  Copper foil method koi fish.
Now we're learning about lead came.  Our teacher wanted us to choose our own projects keeping straight lines in mind.  Straight lines... hrm... after brainstorming a bit... what could be more "straight lines" than Tetris?

After deciding on the size and how many squares (don't hate me because it's not 10 across!) I created a grid on my computer.  8 squares across and 12 squares high and each piece is 2in (5cm) square.  I didn't want any two colors touching (one corner doesn't count, lol) and each piece had to be turned at least once.  That's a puzzle all in itself!  The colors are as close to official as I could find where the glass still matched.

Here's my progress so far.  Sorry that it's not the best picture, had to take it with my cell phone camera.

Only some of the rows have been completed so far.  I'll work in it some more this week... I had no idea how time consuming this stuff is.  I'll keep y'all posted!  :)

March 06, 2010

Who Likes Polka Dots?

I do!  I do!  It was fun creating my first polka dotted sushi plate. 

So what colors would you like to see on my next plate with dots?  I'm taking all suggestions!