Architectural Glass Prototype.

Architectural Glass Prototype.

I have been exploring kiln glass – using electric kilns and molds to melt Bullseye Glass from their factory. Each piece is multiple firings with cold working (cutting and sanding the glass) in between. I continue firing them with additional glass until I get the color combination, depth and visual expression I’m happy with. Then, often with these smaller works, I slump (fire them in a mold to create a final form) them as bowls or like this free standing table top piece. My goal is to scale these prototypes up into larger architectural glass. Imagine this 15″x9″x.25″ as part of a wall of glass in high ceiling building lobby…   Share...

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…exploring back lit glass.

…exploring back lit glass.

Although I’ve known glass must be lit properly to look best, I have been so busy learning about kiln glass that I have only recently started playing with light. This is a detail of a cast glass prototype with back lighting. Because glass is SO expensive, I am doing lots of smaller prototypes to learn more about glass and where I see it next. Imagine this little accent in a large cement column – lit from inside… Share...

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