​​​WORKS OF ART IN KILN-FORMED GLASS

The slump firing was successful. The glass now has a matte finish and has been shaped.

Pieces of glass are placed into a terracotta pot in the vitrigraph kiln, which is heated to 1500 deg F in about one hour. When the glass starts to flow, rods are pulled.

The middle section of EVENTIDE was placed over two forms to created the final shape.

EVENTIDE is a representation of a Lowcountry sunset.

Rods were selected by color and laid on a piece of clear glass. 


The glass is fired in a kiln to 1485 deg F. Because of the size of the piece, it was a long, slow firing.

EVENTIDE is made totally out of multi-colored glass rods. When making the glass rods, consideration was given to color, transparency and opacity.

I wanted the final finish to be matte, not shiny. All three piece were sandblasted before the slump firing.

The sandblasted glass was placed back into the kiln but placed over a half-round ceramic tube for the slump firing.

EVENTIDE refers to the evening. In the case of this glass art, it refers to the sunset over the Lowcountry marsh.

EMERGE is a worldwide biannual competition sponsored by Bullseye Glass for emerging artists. It is the premier competition for kiln-formed glass.  There were 300 entries and only 40 were selected for the competition.


www.bullseyeglass.com/art/emerge2018.html


EVENTIDE was selected for the Bullseye Glass EMERGE 2018 competition which was held in Portland, Oregon starting in June 2018.