“Koi Pond” project begun 11+ years ago as a gift to my mother. All leaded glass work stopped when we got pregnant, so the project took a rest in the basement until um.. now? I brought it up to rest in the studio for a while to keep me company.
This is a particularly difficult piece, in that the water and koi were strategically cut from a single piece of glass to preserve the continuous features and texture of the glass. The pattern. -Oh, can’t remember where I got it. But I did modify it slightly with some thick jewels which raise above the plane of the rest of the piece. This design is more contemporary that I normally like, but definitely the most challenging I’ve ever done (hence the fear of finishing!)