Hard Edge glass art ... it starts with a sheet of colour ... and ends with an intricate glass design 😊
I've been working on a large bowl, with eight matching coasters.
It's a fairly complicated geometric design with a lot of curved pieces - so cutting the glass has been quite a challenge.
Starting from pencil sketches, I developed the artwork on my computer, creating a pattern that I could print out full size.
I tested a variety of colour schemes, from cool tones, to hot colours ... through to a full rainbow palette. Having chosen the rainbow, I also added in black and white chequers to give a strong focal point.
I think that the vibrant colours will fit in with many of your home decor ideas.
After translating my colour ideas into exact art glass colours, I cut out each piece of the pattern in Oceanside 96 glass, and refined the pieces to fit perfectly.
You can see some of the stages here:
- choosing the colours of the stained glass
- cutting and grinding the glass pieces to fit
- building the dish in the kiln
- refining the fused glass disc
- adding noodles and stringers - thin rods of glass to embellish the design and catch the light.
The disc will then be slumped on a mould to create the bowl shape - I'll show you this next week!
I also produced 8 fused glass coasters - each one is a different design and colour scheme, but they all work really well with the bowl - as a set they bring a wonderful light and vibrancy to any area!
The final work is now for sale - if you'd like to take closer look please see my Chequer extra large round fused glass bowl