Art Glass of America has been a pacesetter within the Stained Glass Industry for over forty years. We service clients across New England. Now we have worked with the stained glass in lots of New England’s premier historic buildings, together with the Massachusetts State House, Arlington Avenue Church and Brockton Assembly of God.
One other method I’ve found is that when I exploit shards which are bigger, or I would like a number of tiles of the identical coloured glass, I merely reduce the glass with a glass cutter into small squares and tumble them in a small machine to eliminate the cutting edges. I found just a few years ago, an outdated tumbler for $5.00 on Ebay. I load the tumbler up with freshly cut glass tiles, sufficient water to cowl them and a drop of dish cleaning soap (to take away the dirt and glass cutter oil). I tumble them for an hour, rinse them off and dry them. The edges don’t minimize anymore and are prepared to use!
The glass blowing course of involves using three furnaces, all of which serve different functions. The primary furnace holds a container of molten glass. The second furnace used in the glass blowing process is used for reheating a chunk and is known as the glory hole.” The third furnace, known as the annealer” is used for cooling the glass. Relying on the piece dimension, the cooling step within the glass blowing course of can take wherever from a a number of days to a number of hours. This eliminates the opportunity for thermal stress to crack the glass.
The artwork is part of me, it is a approach of expressing myself and a very good solution to chill out. After I do not create for few days I really feel that one thing is lacking. I’ve always enjoyed creating, over the years I learned many techniques with different supplies: sawing, crochet, wooden working, ceramics, mosaics, painting, glass fusing and stained glass. It is a pleasure when many issues round me and in my house are my creations.
There’s really not much to inform, I am fairly boring in that my total existence revolves around my glass and occasionally my cat. In my thoughts, I nonetheless have one other yr or so earlier than I hit 30 and then I may need to be more wise but till then, I am dwelling my dream and taking all the alternatives I can to take pleasure in my work! However if you really wish to get some more information about me, my previous adventures, or even how I ended up naked in Trafalgar Square in the title of art, them please feel free to contact me through my web site, Facebook, Twitter or Etsy!