As part of a leadership project, Rowan's fourth grade class had a sleepover at the school last night. They did a scavenger hunt to collect food for the food bank, had snacks, played games and engaged in all the usual shenanigans (or so I hear). Thane and I thought we were free for the night, but a few days ahead Mrs. Beck called to ask if I'd do a craft project with the kids. I couldn't really say no, now could I? Of course, I made Thane help, too.
Since it's what I'm doing at the moment, I said I'd come up with a glass project for them. Rowan and I decided that it might be fun to make fused glass Christmas ornaments. I brought everyone a 2" clear square and a bunch of scrap glass. After explaining what they were going to do and what my fusing process is at home, I let them at it to create what they wanted.
They seemed to have fun.
I have the first batch fired and the second batch in the kiln. I'll post a photo of how they look finished. It always amazes me how iffy a piece can look before it's fired and then how great it is once it's done. The magic of the kiln!
As for my creations, I've finally decided I need to quit having fun (no more creating new pieces for now) and get on with the tedious work of getting what I already have ready for sale. I do hope to decrease my inventory soon (hint, hint).