Through melting, welding, burning, fusing and firing, we're turning up the heat on creativity in this issue. Ceramics, glass and resin jewellery are just some of the glistening results.
Shiny things always cat our eye. If we happen upon a polished piece of seaglass washed up on the beach or the glint of a copper penny lost on the sidewalk, we'll reach down to pick up these tiny treasures. Their sparkle lends the debris a sheen of perfection and perceived value when in fact one is trash and the other has no real currency.
And yet, our response to these seemingly inconsequential little things is significant. We've noticed the overlooked and contemplated the discarded. What if we paid more attention to other things in this way? What other valuables might be we discover?