|Novie Trump Escape Installation of porcelain butterflies and ceramic book|
Ceramic, Acrylic Rods, Steel 60” x 60” x 24”(variable)
Her artwork design calls for many porcelain bees to be clustered around illuminated hives are various locations. The design of the beehive has brought her to the glass studio - and it is a chance for the glass artists to bring Novie over to the dark - or rather - the glassy side.
|Erwin Timmers offers some adventurous suggestions to Novie, but from the expressions on both her and Tim Tate's face, they seem unlikely to be incorporated.|
|A sample of Novie Trump's porcelain bees|
|Novie Trump and Michael Janis share a laugh as they work|
|Novie sifts glass powder onto a sheet of glass|
|Manipulating frit powder is a delicate operation|
|Novie Trump and Michael Janis evaluate the glass' progress prior to loading the layer in a kiln for firing|
After fusing, the samples are compared by Novie Trump for her preferred selection of color and texture combination
|Novie made many studies of the color and textures and tested the samples with light source alternates.|
The glass will later be slumped and a housing for the lighting made in the glass school's welding shop. Novie will be making the rest of her porcelain swarms and fusing the glass in the next few months, and she promises to send us photos of the finished work.