Saturday, May 30, 2009

SOOC Sunday

Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

Murrieta 365 came up with a fun new meme: Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. No tweaking or alterations allowed. Click over to her site, she has a striking photo.



I chose this one because it did not require tweaking and the chess set is totally handmade. The board is fused glass and each chess piece was created by flameworking glass. The artist said it took him about 20 hours to make the chess pieces.

I'm posting an enhanced photo below of the completed set but only because the chess set should be seen in its entirety to fully appreciate. It is an incredible piece of craftsmanship and art.

Until next time, God bless.

7 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a beautiful chess set, that board is remarkable. I just can't imagine all the work that went into making that, incredible craftsmanship.

Rae said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
RAE

Lynn said...

I was in the last coldworking class yesterday at the glass studio when a customer brought the set in. We all were so amazed.

If you are not familiar with flameworking glass, a torch is used to form the object on a mandrel from glass rods.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful Chess set!! Great photos, I really like both of them! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Jeanne said...

Beautiful work. I love that board! Mine's up and here http://jeanne-project365-2009.blogspot.com/2009/05/may-31st-straight-out-of-camera.html
Got two blogs but doing the SOOC on my Project 365 blog.

Julie said...

Very cool chess set and a great shot.

chicamom85 said...

What a beautiful chess set, so unique.