The Glass Prize 2017
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Name of Work:"Captain Tom"
Third Line:Bullseye Glass Artists 2020

"Captain Tom"

The image of Tommy appeared in the media at the time of the VE Day Anniversary; I thought it would make an effective silhouette. I made it with two layers of clear Tekta full-fused with the copper foil Tommy in between the layers. The grass and poppies are medium frit. At the time, Captain Tom was doing his walking every day to raise funds for the NHS. My dad was in Burma (as was Captain Tom) during WW2 too.

Type of glass used: Bullseye Tekta clear, Bullseye medium frit in aventurine green and transparent red.

Type of kiln used: Skutt Firebox14

United Kingdom