Fused Red Glass Coasters with an Iridized Glass

Red Glass Coasters

Red Glass Coasters

These fused glass coasters were fused with one layer of red opal glass and one layer of a clear iridized glass with a crackle texture.  Since each piece of the clear iridized glass is different, each of the fused glass coasters I fuse is different.

I found these attractive fused glass coaster holders and are available to purchase.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Blue and White Fused Glass Bowl

Blue Fused Glass Bowl

This fused glass bowl was made with blue, white and clear glass and is translucent.  The pattern shows on the back side of the glass, so there isn’t a front or back side.  Some glass has the pretty design on the front and the back side is plain.

This fused glass bowl will look great as a centerpiece on a table or a shelf.  Since the glass is translucent, a lighted votive candle will give off very interesting light.

The glass I used for this fused glass bowl is 96 Spectrum Vienna Spirit.  I cut a 10″ circle and draped it over a six-lobed mold.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Fish Glass Sun Catcher

Fish Glass Sun Catcher

This abstract fish glass sun catcher is one of my favorites.  I love the blue iridized glass in it.  The fish reminds me of some of the fish I saw while snorkeling in Hawaii.

Christine — Glass Artist

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An Amazing Glass Blower — Lino Tagliapietra

Blown Glass Installation

I discovered a news article about Lino Tagliapietra — an amazing glass blower. This is part of an article in the The Virginian-Pilot by Teresa Annas :

“THE BEST GLASSBLOWER in the world began his career as a little boy assisting a glass-working team in Murano, Italy. It was a modest start fueled by his red-hot passion to learn.

“Lino Tagliapietra blew through his studies and by 22 had reached the level of glass master in his hometown, a high achievement on an island long renowned for its glass.

“Tagliapietra, whose work is the subject of a show opening today  at the Chrysler Museum of Art as part of the region’s “Art of Glass 2” festival, labored in several glass factories, acquiring skills and opening up possibilities at each one, from Renaissance-style goblets with dragon stems to his invention of a modern sculpture that looks like the planet Saturn.

“A turning point came in 1979, at age 45, when he ventured to Seattle. As he taught and befriended aspiring glassartists, a free-wheeling American crew that craved his expertise, Tagliapietra’s world got much larger and more colorful.

Now he is 74 and has been an independent artist – not designing or blowing for other artists, such as Dale Chihuly, or for Venetian glass factories – since the mid-1990s. Many in the glass world speak his name with reverence and affection.”

Lino Tagliepietra -- Glass Blower

To read the rest of the article, click on this link:  http://hamptonroads.com/2009/04/museum-retrospective-features-works-glass-master.

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Also, check out his website: http://www.linotagliapietra.com/default.htm.  There are a lot of his blown glass art work, so have fun checking them out!

Here is a little biographical info about Lino Tagliapietra from his website:

“The Artist

“One of the world’s most eminent living glass artists, Lino Tagliapietra was born in1934 on the island of the centuries-old center for Venetian glassmaking, Murano.  At the age of eleven, he was apprenticed to the glass studio of the internationally known Muranese master, Archimede Seguso, and achieved the rank of maestro by age twenty-one.  He later worked as master glassblower and designer at other glass studios, including Galliano Ferro, Venini, La Murrina, and Effetre International.

“In the sixties, Tagliapietra began to develop his design skills by implementing his own concepts as well as those of others’.  In the seventies, he was deeply influenced by his participation in La Scuola Internazionale del Vetro symposiums held in Murano.  These gatherings brought the finest Muranese masters together with artists from various disciplines all over the world.  In the eighties, he became increasingly recognized for his collaboration with other artists and for the translation of their concepts into molten glass.  Perhaps the most profound impact on his work came from his collaboration with the distinguished Dutch glass designer A.D. Copier.  Copier changed his view of glass as a medium for art. In a dedication to Copier, Tagliapietra said, “What did I learn from him?  Not any technical skills, but more importantly, the way to see and think about glass objects as works of art.”

“For the past three decades, Tagliapietra has generously shared his unsurpassed experience, understanding, and knowledge of traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques with glass artists and audiences around the world.  He has been largely responsible for a new renaissance in glassblowing that has swept through the world of studio glassmaking.  It is not exaggerating to say that he has affected the course of glass history by helping to raise the international standards of glass craftsmanship.”

 

Here are some of his blown glass art from his website:

Blown Glass Vessel

Red Blown Glass Vessel

Blown Glass Art

Christine — Glass Artist

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Green Fused Glass Plate with Dice

Green Glass Plate with White and Red Squares

Last year I made a drop out ring glass bowl using the same colors of glass and the same white and red square design as this fused  glass plate.  However, for the fused glass bowl, I put three red dots in each white square to make a holly design for Christmas.  When people commented on the fused glass bowl, they always said the squares reminded them of dice.

So, I decided to make this fused glass plate with different amounts of red dots to make it look like dice.  What do you think?  Does it remind you of dice?

Christine — Glass Artist

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Red Fused Glass Bowl

Red Glass Bowl

This fused glass bowl is a custom order I made for a good friend from the UK.  She saw another fused glass bowl where I used the same mold and she fell in love with it right away.

The glass is a new line of glass from Spectrum 96 called Crystal Art and the color of this one is red.  This particular glass is slightly transparent.

This fused glass bowl is going to be the centerpiece of my friend’s dining room table.  The color matches some of her other things in her dining room.  I just sent her a picture of it and I hope she likes it.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Iridized Fused Glass Plate

Iridized Glass Plate

I made this Fused Glass Plate a month ago or so.  This fused glass plate measures 12 inches by 12 inches and is very substantial, because there are two layers of clear behind all the iridized pieces and two borders.  I used black iridized glass for the two borders and black, gold, and silver iridized glass for the random shapes in the center.  After fusing all the glass, I slumped it into a 12 inch slumper mold for a simple shaped fused glass plate.

Christine — Glass Artist

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