I was commissioned to create a logo piece for a client whose boss is celebrating 10 years with their company. The logo itself is fairly straightforward and they were very flexible with how the overall piece should look. So I started fiddling around and found these really cool beveled squares that I had bought on a whim years ago because I liked the way the dichoic coating lit up the center of the square. The company’s colors are orange and gray and the dichoic coating has a reflective, orange glow— they were meant for this project! The other feature that we had discussed was the cloud. As a cloud-based technology company, this emblem was something they identified with but didn’t have a clear vision of how to incorporate it. Initially I had built up a little cloud shaped pile of frit (think: ground glass the texture of sand) on the surface of the clear center piece. I was planning to put it in the kiln in the morning when I woke up thinking, “I can’t do that! The glass will spread out and it will look like a pile of mush!” (Truly, I woke up thinking this. I’m not making this up!) So I scraped it off and came up with a way to create a cloud shaped indention to hold the frit in the right shape and guess what? It worked! It’s really thoughtful that my client is giving this as a gift to his boss— he told me she’s a very strong leader and she sounds like a great boss. It makes me happy to help him celebrate her— congrats, Rebecca! Keep up the good work!