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.