“Walls are built to contain and hide, but my glass walls enable the viewer to explore and enjoy what is behind the wall.”
A Little About How It’s Made
I cut clear or coloured bullseye glass into small rectangles. I then take all these individual pieces of glass to construct a ‘wall’ of glass.
This is then put into the kiln and heated until the glass is ‘tack’ fused together. This results in each individual piece of glass keeping its characteristic texture, rather than being fused into a smooth solid sheet, giving the glass a distinctive tactile quality.
The individual ‘bricks’ then catch the light where they are joined together. With some of these pieces I place a clear wall of glass in front of a coloured wall of glass. They conjure up images of walls made of glass.