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Tall Avelino Glass Sculpture Installation

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in installations | Comments Off on Tall Avelino Glass Sculpture Installation

Tall Avelino Glass Sculpture Installation

This Tall Avelino glass sculpture installation consisted of seven Tall Avelino sculptures. The project was for a custom art glass installation in Dubai UAE. We were contacted by The Jam Jar Art Consultants for this project. The client wanted organic hand blown glass forms similar in color and size. The cinnamon and aurora colors of these glass sculptures provided the warm color palette the client desired. The artwork was to be displayed on individual pedestals grouped together. We were happy to hear that every glass sculpture arrived safely… ” I just want to say a huge thank you...

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Potato in Glass

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in our blog, video | 10 comments

Potato in Glass

Dipping a potato in a hot glass furnace may seem like an odd thing to do. This is actually an old glass factory trick. This little known trick helps with melting clean, bubble-free glass… And there is some actual science to back this up.   Melting a pot of glass We fill the glass furnace with the raw materials for glass, known as ‘Batch’. Here is a link for more information and a video about what is in our glass. The cycle for melting glass is known as charging… And putting batch into the furnace is known as – “throwing in a charge”. It...

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Making Glass Wall Sculpture Installation

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in our blog, video | 4 comments

Making Glass Wall Sculpture Installation

The making of this contemporary art glass wall sculpture installation was a 4 month process. There were many steps involved from start to finish. A time lapse video at the bottom of this page shows some of the 4 month process. The Beginning We were contacted by Kate Sweeney, Founder of Perspective, an art advisory firm based in London, UK. The project was for the newly constructed building headquarters for the Endo Corporation located in Malvern, Pa. Kate felt we would be a good fit for this part of the project. Kate and the architects provided some initial ideas for a glass wall sculpture...

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Glass Wall Sculpture Installation

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in installations | Comments Off on Glass Wall Sculpture Installation

Glass Wall Sculpture Installation

This contemporary art glass wall sculpture installation was commissioned by the Endo Corporation located in Malvern, PA. This modern glass art design was inspired by the surrounding environment of a nearby rock quarry. The warm color tones and grays of the hand blown glass forms play off of the view of the rock quarry. This glass sculpture installation was facilitated through Kate Sweeney, Founder of Perspective, an art advisory firm based in London, UK. To read more about the making of this glass sculpture and see a step by step time lapse video – Making Glass Wall Sculpture...

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Custom Hand Blown Glass

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in our blog | Comments Off on Custom Hand Blown Glass

Custom Hand Blown Glass

Custom hand blown glass is something we do. Creating custom work can be fun and interesting… And at times, the creative process for custom work can lead to other ideas to explore in our glass sculpture. There can be a lot of misconceptions in what is involved when making custom hand blown glass. People and clients sometimes say to me, “You blow glass so you should be able to make anything, right?” I usually respond, “Well yes… and no.” I like to think anything is possible. After all, we sent a man to the moon. Which brings me to one of the first...

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