This shows me working with my wooden fid. After I have taped the foil to all the edges of the glass, I go back over it with my fid to smooth out any wrinkles. The foil is the first layer of foundation that holds all the glass pieces together.
These are all of the foiled pieces that will make the lampshade portion of my Sagebrush Lamp. "Found objects" or glass from broken vases, plates, or bowls are harder to fid than flat pieces of glass because of all the shapes and curves.
2013 will mark my 13th year working with glass. My third year in painting. I push the envelope as far as what I can create with both mediums. Good things happen when glass breaks or mistakes happen...from there more is beautifully and meaningfully revealed.