About thirty years ago, I took a stained glass class and was hooked with the first sun-catcher. Glass is a living medium that changes with the light, the time of day and the season. I have been designing and crafting stained glass panels from that time. With the purchase of a kiln in 2004, I was able to add fused and painted glass to the panels and to make bowls, plates, and coasters.
I participate in juried art and craft shows and produce pieces on commission. The medium of glass continues to awe me, and the joy of designing and creating in glass remains as intense now as it did when I first began.
Colored or clear, transparent or opalescent, textured or smooth - a wide variety of quality art glass is used in my work.
Glass pieces and cut and placed on a glass base and fired in a kiln.
Glass paint contains pigment and ground glass. Each application of paint is fired in a kiln to make it permanent.
Glass pieces (stained glass, kiln-formed and/or painted glass) are assembled with solder and the solder is darkened with patina. Each is framed in a wooden frame. The size listed is glass only, so add 2" for the frame when checking size.
Bowls are fused as a flat disk, and then slumped into a bowl shape. Hand-painted bowls typically require 5 firings in the kiln. Every bowl is food-safe.
Bowls containing dichroic glass have three layers which are fused together - a base, a middle layer of thin glass containing dichroic, and a top layer of clear glass.
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