At the end of the day June 05 2016

“End of day” glass, The Glass Encylopedia reports, were items glassworkers made “in their own time at the end of the day, using up the remaining molten glass in the pots.” Often, the pieces – also called “friggers” - were a mixture of many colours, and often had an element of fun, such as walking sticks or animals made of glass. Glassworkers made them both for their own homes, and for sale. 

My version of “end of day glass” is made with fragments of pieces that had been fired but didn’t work for various reasons. 

After I broke failed projects into shards and lumps, and fired them once again in a new configuration, a gloriously rich bowl emerged from the kiln – a reminder that I should never give up when things don’t turn out the way I would like the first time. 

Perhaps many of the best things in life arise from seeming failures - at the end of the day. 

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