A New Glass Piece

Check it out!

I’ve been experimenting with making looser forms of fused and slumped glass, and I think this works pretty well. I let the ends and edges melt without any restriction, and I don’t do anything to finish it. By that, I mean, I don’t grind and polish the edges for a finer look.   The middle section has white glass canes criss-crossing each other in two layers.  When the two layers are fused together, tiny air bubbles are trapped  in the spaces where the canes cross.  It’s similar to the Italian method of making reticello, which places one glass bubble of canes twisted in one direction, inside a glass bubble of canes twisted in the other direction.  When the bubbles are inflated, air is trapped where  the canes cross.

You can see more of my work at http://www.davidjacobsonglass.com and http://www.davidjacobsonglass.etsy.com.

Let me know what you think.



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2 responses to “A New Glass Piece

  1. Elizabeth

    Congrats on getting your blog up — interesting opener!

  2. LOVE your website! I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog post. I seriously am in love with the bud vases… might have to be ordering one soon! Thank you so much for sharing!

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