Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Commissioned Glass Art...

I will be in the glass studio for the next few weeks working on some commissions. I thought this would be an opportunity for you to see how the process of Kiln-Formed Glass works.

This sculpture will measure 32" tall x 15" wide x 2.5" off the wall.

This first image is of the cut base glass in a carnelian color, a kind of a reddish brown color. I will also cut clear glass exactly the same shape to be placed on top.

This is also some glass called Frit.... (smaller chunks of glass in different particle size) And some tools to spread out the glass frit.

Mostly clear, amber and a bit of purple.

Detailed image of the unfired piece with the frit inside the kiln to be fired. Notice the particulate size how it gets smaller more powder like.

An above shot of the pre-fired sculpture and frit inside the kiln. The kiln is programed to fire for 10 hours to the maximum temperature of 1480 degrees and will be brought back down and stop at 700 degrees.

At that point it will take another 4 hours or so to come down to room temperature. Then I will epoxy the mounting hardware to the back and deliver it to the gallery on Monday morning.

This is a detailed image of what the work edge will or should look like when it is done.
Obviously in different colors.

Hope you found this interesting.
Cheers to Friday.