FINE COLLECTION GLASS ART
Glass is not only functional but also beautiful.Custom Maker manufactures and delivers the beauty of glass art that might leave out in your home, restuarant, or office.
Fine Collection Glass Art specializes in decorative glass that can be installed to your wall, doors, windows, ceiling, floor, etc. We have great selection of patterns and designs that can be made into glass using different techniques. We can also make and craft the glass to your own design.
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Patterned glass is a not-perfectly-smooth structure with different patterns impressed on it. The depth, size and shape of the patterns largely determine the magnitude and direction of reflection. Patterned glass usually transmits only slightly less light than clear glass. It can be used for a variety of applications: interior design and decorations, furniture, windows, street furniture etc.
Patterned glass is made with a rolled glass process. The semi-molten glass is squeezed between two metal rollers. The bottom roller is engraved with the negative of the potter. Thickness is controlled by adjustment of the gap between the rollers.
Etched glass is the result of intentional and often artistic carving of the surface of glass to leave a white, frosted finish. This technique is used to create designs on the glass. Etchedglass can be found in a wide variety of decorative contexts, including glass doors and windows, furniture, wine bottles, and serving dishes such as glass platters. The skill of the artisan etching the glass will determine the quality and detail of the resulting piece.
There are three ways to create a piece of etched glass: sandblasting, chemical etching, and acid etching. Sandblasting is the act of shooting an abrasive material, such as sand, at a piece of glass. The abrasive scratches the glass surface, creating the frosted look. Sand, silicon carbide, and aluminum oxide, are all used as abrasives, however care needs to be taken when sandblasting. Inhaling dust caused by etching is dangerous. Sand dust especially is unsafe to breathe and can cause a potentially fatal lung disease called silicosis.
Liminated Art Glass
Laminated Art Glass consists of two or more sheets of glass, one or both of which is a patterned or colored art glass, bonded together with a cured resin. Areas that warrant safety glass or visual distinction provide an opportunity to use Laminated Art Glass. Available in hundreds of colors and textures, Laminated Art Glass can address aesthetic and functional needs adding visual impact with color, pattern, and texture.
Fused glass, also known as warm glass or kiln-formed glass, is made when two separate pieces of glass are heated in a kiln until they melt, or fuse, together into a single piece. Typically, fusing refers to any glass that has been worked in a kiln. The process by which fused glass is cooled at a controlled rate is called annealing . Through the process of annealing, the molecules in the glass are aligned, thereby reducing residual stress and making the fusedpiece stronger than most drinking glasses.
Stained glass is an art form in which colored glass is cut into shapes and placed into a mosaic to form a picture. The glass is held in place by metal strips soldered together to gives the window or other object strength and stability.Church windows often include stained glass, where it typically depicts saints or scenes from the Bible.
Hand Blown Glass
Blown glass is an extraordinary piece of art created exquisitely by the artist. Each piece that is made is unique. Sculptures, figurines, Christmas ornaments, vases, paperweights and beads are various examples of blown glass and can be found worldwide.
There are two specific methods of glassblowing. One method of glassblowing is called offhand. In using the offhand method, an artist places a blob of fused glass on the end of the blowpipe.Blown glass is then formed by using different techniques of blowing and shaping the glass with the artist’s hands, tools and molds.Lamp working is the second method used in glassblowing. When using the lamp working method, the artist uses a flame from a torch to soften the glass. After the glass has been softened, the glass is then molded and shaped with the artist’s hands, tools and molds. The method used in blowing glass is based on the artist’s personal preference.
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