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These pieces are handmade, fused, dichroic glass. They are all one of a kind.Each piece is composed of Stained Glass and Dichroic Glass (the luminous glass).I take large sheets of glass, cut them into pieces, stack, and arrange them by hand.Then I fire them in a kiln at 1500 degrees F, where the glass melts and fuses together.Most pieces are made of at least 2-3 layers of glass.I love to sit simply in my studio, be present and allow the glass to seemingly arrange itself.Upon removing the fused pieces from the kiln, I am always intrigued and delighted by the magical transformation that occurs when raw glass melts into unique, brilliant and explosively luminous universes of color and light.
-Dichroic means two color.-There is a coating on the glass that reflects one color of light and transmits another.-These two colors shift depending upon the angle of view giving an opalescent and iridescent effect.-The coating is created by using a highly technical vacuum deposition process in which Quartz Crystal, Titanium, Zirconium and other metal oxides are vaporized with an electron beam gun.-The vapor floats upward, attaches and condenses on the surface of the glass in the form of a crystalline structure.-There are at least 30 layers of these materials yet the coating is only about 35 millionths of an inch thick.
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