GNR_Glass Gary Redman
I have spent the last few years working at understanding fused glass and the opportunities and constraints of this technique, recently I have been inspired by the glass techniques of Mark Pieser and Matthew Szosz, and the methods they developed to manipulate a stream of molten glass directly from a furnace. Studying these methods through the jaundiced eye of the internet I have begun to experiment with a gas furnace.
My latest piece, “AMPHORA of Light and Shade”, was inspired by these techniques, panels of glass were produced directly from the gas furnace in the vitrigraph manner, then fused on a bed of silica, before slumping on a ceramic fibre board mould. The shaped panels were then assembled to form the final.
Made from recycled bottle glass, the heating and control of the stream to produce panels for slumping provides many challenges.
Expansion of Matter , G. Redman
The View Form Here , G. Redman
All the Colour Ran , G. Redman
PORTAL , G. Redman
Searching , G. Redman
Spiral , G. Redman
Oyster World , G.Redman
Amphora of Light and Shade , G. Redman
Distortion , G. Redman