The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat…
She took some flashed glass (which cost plenty of cash)
That would cut like butter, she hoped.
She pictured a night sky and picked up her pencil,
Drew some curves and filled them with stars.
Then she took up her knife and cut out a stencil.
To prepare for the blast with Ed’. Ta.
Big Ta! Big Ta!
A lovely sky blasted with stars.
Debbie then said to Ed’, you generous man.
Of your machine I would like a loan.
Go ahead Debbie, but keep the grit flow steady.
Remember, it’s used to cutting stone!
So she blasted away. The results were “hey-hey”
And she took them back home to the shed.
She then picked up her cutter. Produced shapes with no clutter
And gave them a quick coat of paint.
Of paint. Of paint.
The layers she added with paint.
Then the kiln does its cooking. (Watch the time Deb, no schmucking!!)
Clean the bench and get ready for glue.
Once the program is done, wash and clean, get the gun.
Position carefully. Step back and say “phew”.
You then leave this to set. And some grout go and get.
The finishing touches she’ll be making soon.
Whatever she wishes, some wriggly wee fishes
And of course a shot blasted moon.
A moon. A moon.
On a wire it dances. The moon.
A wonderful commission for an engagement come house-warming for Jenny and Joshua.
Constructed using glass and glue in an applique technique.
Hand-rolled and flashed glass used for the painting and shot-blasting.
Thanks to Ed’ Waller at Able Memorials for use of his blast cabinet.
Thanks to brother Dunc’ for help fettling the base.
Thanks to Gill and Nigel for the commission.