Somewhere along the way I became interested in working with glass. "Glass" artists work in three temperatures - there are cold glass artists, warm glass artists, and hot glass artists. Cold artists make stained and/or leaded glass pieces - at room temperature if you don't count the soldering iron. Warm glass artists fuse and cast glass in a kiln, usually at temperatures between 1200 and 1600 degrees F. Hot glass artists do glass blowing or casting at temperatures around 1425 degrees F and are forced to work fast, so that they glass stays liquid.
I've tried all three, but my preference is to work warm, and I especially enjoy a specialized casting process called Pâte-de-Verre (paste of glass). This is the most detailed and time consuming process of all of the glass techniques, just like my 3D weaving process is the most time consuming weaving technique, with the possible exception of tapestry weaving. Hmm, I wonder what that says about me?
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