Welcome to my blog, featuring various pieces from my collection of Oz books, artwork and memorabilia!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Moving Along

The Oz stained glass window has progressed quite a long way at this point. Almost all of the pieces are cut, and the painting and firing are nearly finished.

On the left, you can see pieces of the Tin Woodman in a kiln ready for a firing. A tricky aspect of glass painting is the fact that many glasses will change color or transparency when fired - also, many of the paints can fade in depth of color during the time in the kiln. Consequently, it's always a bit of a leap of faith when painting and firing something!

The finished window will be about 34" x 45". Hopefully, I'll be ready to start assembling before very long!


Unknown said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous work of art, combining two of my favorite things - stained glass and Oz! Thank you for sharing the various stages in the process of creating it.

Too, you will have to share whether or not you would ever consider making other works/commissions?



Bill Campbell said...

Thanks - Since Oz is such a colorful place, it just seems like a natural for stained glass. We have made a number of other Oz panels in the past, and you're welcome to email info@centurystudios.com for more information. A piece like this, in terms of size and complexity, would be quite expensive but we can certainly do smaller panels.

Donna said...

Grew up watching Wizard of Oz every year. Took my grandson to see the musical when it came to Tulsa last month and we had a wonderful time together. Just stumbled upon your blog and love this stained glass project. What an undertaking, to say the least. It is beautiful! I've always wanted to try my hand at stainglass, but only managed to draw a simple design. Ah, maybe someday. In the meantime, I marvel at your work. You are an extremely talented artist.

Bill Campbell said...

Thank you! Stained glass is a very popular hobby, and once you have the basics down there's really no limit to what you can do. It does take time and patience - and a good sense of color is a big help!

Cindy said...

This really is beautiful and amazing; thanks for sharing!

John Nickolaus said...

This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Simply stunning.