substance, glass has many advantages. For example, its availability in myriad of sizes, forms and colours; long term durability (if you don't break
it...); non-toxic and synergetic with other materials and elements, including of course, the effect of light through the transparent medium.
The technique I am using is called "kiln-formed glass", commonly known as "warm glass" or “glass fusing”, in which the glass is
being melted in a special oven (kiln) at temperatures around 800 celsius. BY using the following main processes, depending on temperature and time, I can achieve merging special colours in
combination with interesting textures and structures.
The main processes are:
- Glass Fusing:
is the technique to join glass pieces together by melting the glass at high temperature.
The glass retains its flat shape.
- Glass slumping / draping:
Heating Glass and shaping it over or into a mould.
- Glass casting:
Creating glass sculptures by melting small pieces of glass placed in a mould, and letting it take its shape.
By creating a glass object, it is common to use more then one process; each process demands a different heating cycle.