Make Your Mark Subject Retrieval Level 5 Context

For the Resubmission of the Make Your Mark project I have focused on the idea of using leaves that was the original object used in the first series of bowls.


As Pip stated there was strong evidence that the quality of the frit on the surface and the idea of using individual different sized leaves was a bed and unfortunately collateral decision although I am still unsure as to how the bubbles came about to be honest. For the Resubmission I have taken leaves from around my local surrounding much like the artist Andy Goldsworthy and arrange them into a suitable shape as shown in the images below, my intention would be to take one of the photos of the coloured leaves below and on illustrator which I do not have access to would create the individual parts of the leaf and replicate the piece in order to create a full circle like below from this either using CNC  or a mould make in clay most likely a combination of the two i would create a sheet of one leaf like seen flat with the individual colours as accurate to the shape and the leaf as possible would come from sheets of coloured glass rather than frit which based on the original pieces wasnt the most professional look. And to create the individual pieces of the leaf colour wise I would hot melt the parts which is a process that involves melting sheet glass through a pot such as seen below that creates a puddle and solid piece to  a certain size or shape of the artist’s choosing below in the mould which is how I would create the piece which will take more firings and space but will be a more successful outlook than the first attempt. And then these would be fired together once cut and cleaned to create shape of the piece and the slump will be fused together like the piece also below.

pot meltslump glass


This would then be molded to the shape of a plaster mould made from ceramic slip raised of the bed of the kiln to avoid kiln powder getting into the piece. Much like the delight In Light Piece the cost of making one piec would have to be calculated accurately and weighed up from the amount of material used based on the cost from the website I bought my original glass from which was The Creative Glass part 3

In regards to the objects of using the leafs in the piece i use leaves due to the variety of shape, colour available all around and this mix with the reasonable flexibility of glass is a interesting process to produce. For potentially selling this or displaying my works in local galleries and shops I would apply to be a member of the Craft In The Bay upon graduation following the guidelines and policies as a possible place of Exhibiting my work and being around a larger maker community already on the market.

craft in the bay

As well as this possibility due to the nature theme within the pieces prior to the product a chain of garden centres known as wyevale garden centre and interior decorations and has a slowly building glass collection which is another possible opportunity to venture upon graduation.

garden centre

And even more local than Wyevale which is on my local bu journey route to Cardiff where the store is situated there is a new store known as crafted.


The aim of Crafted is to promote local artists from the area through displaying their work and having visited prior to resub there is quite a building collection of Cardiff Met graduates work which is a good feeling to know that this is a possibility.

Naturally there is individual terms and conditions for each company and organization and restrictions on displaying the same work in more than one place could be a problem but until third year I wont be able to approach companies with my work until after graduation. But is something I am looking into investigating prior to starting Third Year



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