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Kiln-formed glass is the medium of sculpture I presently work in. It has been an interesting journey learning and working in several media and now I find the challenge of glass and a combination of other materials to enhance the glass very exciting and challenging.
I start with sheets of Bullseye Fusible Glass. The method is very bold and direct. I choose the color, individual ones, and others layered to achieve other colors. I create the design, adding and subtracting glass and, most importantly, adding cane and components made at the furnace, usually at the Corning Glass Museum. Sixteen pieces of glass, formed into a block, fired and then put into the furnace, turned and heated until malleable, and then “pulled” into the cane that you see in my work.
Then I combine the finished glass with previously welded steel or layers of metal or constructions for wall pieces. The process is long and involved and wonderful to do.