Linda Steider

Earth 8


I like to challenge myself. Because I wanted to portray fire or water, I decided to see if I could do anything that looked like ‘earth’. I did a series of sample tiles to see ‘what would happen if’… selected those I liked the best, & combined the results into this piece.


Powdered BE glass in ‘earth’ colors plus mica; sifted, layered, & sculpted dry, atop BE 0100-31. Fired five times.


It was fun to make up my own topography & my own earth. I ended up making a series of these that is yet to be finished. The snow capped mountains are representative of the three mountains in my area. The ridge between them could’ve been a river, but I wanted a more sculpted look. The next one will have more dimension, but I’m out of time for now.



  1. Linda,

    Nice use of the technique. I want to reach out and touch the mountain ridge and forest. I can totally tell which three mountains are represented. Of course living in Washington makes it a bit easier.

    Nicely done!


  2. what a neat idea…i would have never attempted this in glass..good job

  3. Hi Linda,
    everytime I look at your tile, I think that someone on the space statioe – looking down on us – took a picture of the Washington State coast line. A can hear the waves hitting the reef.

  4. Linda,

    I like this piece. I see a graceful figure dancing too.

    Susan B

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