Kiln fired glass sculpture in a custom-made metal stand with yellows, greens, cobalt blues, white, and clear. This oval is made using a technique called raking. Raking involves heating the glass until it is molten (1,650 degrees). While the glass is molten, the artist reaches into the kiln with a stainless steel instrument and manipulates the glass in preplanned designs. The high temperatures require the artist to wear special glasses, face shield, flame retardant clothing and arm length kevlar gloves.
Once the glass has been cooled, the edges and surfaces are coldworked. This sculpture has a smooth, soft, matte finish, which is silky to the touch. The artist's signature is on the back.
Dimensions, including the stand, are 25" H, 12"W, 7"D.
Ocean in the Round
Kiln fired glass sculpture in a custom-made metal and live edge stand with varying shades of blues. This round is made using a high fire technique, which involves heating the glass in a kiln to 1650 degrees. Once the glass has been cooled, the edges and surfaces are coldworked by machine and by hand. Three cycles of kiln firing and coldworking were required for this particular artwork. The glass was in the kiln more than 24 hours for each firing.
Dimensions, including the stand, are 24.75" H, 18.25"W, 11"D.
Kiln fired glass sculpture in a custom-made metal stand with various shades of purple and gray. This intricate geometric patterns of this artwork are created using transparent and opalescent glass stringers (thin glass rods).
The technique used for this bowl was developed by Ian Chadwick, glass artist. The technique starts with patterned sheets of glass that are cut and assembled prior to placement in a kiln to melt the glass. The edges are then coldworked by machine and by hand prior to returning to the kiln for "fire polishing", which provides a final polish to the coldworked edges.
The dimensions, including the stand are 20" H, 17"W, 5"D. The artist has signed the piece on the back.