Alisa Nielsen uses copper inlays to create her design detail which she created in the traditional Ksan (her tribe) formwork but has then skeletonized the design to control the copper movement in the glass creation.
The colourway is created using several colours of powdered glass which are sifted and have gone through a fusing process prior.
My eagle design is based on my visit to the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in BC. Although there are numerous bald and golden eagles there, this particular eagle seemed to follow me around the Island! He would fly alongside my vehicle while I drove and if I stopped, he would perch himself in a tree or the shore very near me and squawk at me. Each time I would try to take his picture, he would either take off (too fast to get him in flight) or turn around or lift his wing (he even mooned me once). After a few days of this behavior and as I had to leave, I had given up and had the camera put away. Then he showed again and soared directly over my head, doing circles and squawking. So I took out my camera and he circled slow enough to let me take a picture of him in flight! Hence the design was born! The overall design is based on a worn drum skin whose design might have been created for a traditional salmon run opening ceremony.
Approximately 16 inch diameter – Hyde Colourway, Stand Included.
Kiln Formed Fused Glass
by Alisa Nielsen, Spirit Wolf Design – Authentic Aboriginal Registered.
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