Information: About Contemporary Glass

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About Contemporary Glass

About Contemporary Glass

Art glass is a glass or an item from glass that has been worked into a form that is considered as such artistic as well as being functional. Various techniques can be employed to produce these objects and listed below are some of the methods of production and technique.

Blowing Glass Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble through the use of air and a pipe.

Hot Casting Glass Hot Glass casting is the process in which glass objects are cast, by pouring molten glass into a mould where it solidifies.

• Kiln Formed Glass Kiln casting is a general-purpose term that refers to the melting of glass in a mould inside a kiln at high temperatures.

• Fusing Glass Fused glass is glass that has been fired (heat-processed) in a kiln. Most contemporary fusing methods involve stacking, or layering thin sheets of glass.

Stained Glass The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass, often in sheet form, as a material or to works produced from it.

Architectural Glass Architectural glass is glass that is used as a building material or as a material in the building envelope.

Sandblasting/Engraving Glass Glass can be decorated by sandblasting or engraving the surface in order to remove a layer of glass to make a design stand out.

• Jewellery Glass that can include glass pendants, earrings, bracelets and other unique glass jewellery pieces.