Focus on Flamework
Most exciting and interesting effects possible, through techniques that have been used in flameworking for generations, as well as some that have been modified from furnace hot shop applications for the flameworking artists of today.
Raking, also called feathering or combing, is illustrated in the process of making one of Milon's signature mask sculptures. The process of creating a cameo blank, through the application of multiple layers of different colors of powder and frit is clearly shown, as well as how to apply a stencil and etch through the layers of color to create a specific image in this case, a globe of the earth. Organic effects made possible by applying different layers of rod, frit and powder are illustrated when Milon makes a moray eel for one of his 'Tidal Pool' paperweights. The creation of shards, or broken pieces with interesting color patterning for application to a vessel is demonstrated, and images of finished pieces bring home the endless possibilities that this technique offers.
Interview, demonstration and still images of finished pieces, combine with the enclosed 16 page color booklet, to present the information in many forms, for your ease of use and understanding.