Made for you by hand by Shifting Sands Studio, these pieces are composed of transparent and opaque glass and may contain iridescent glass with dichroic accents. Pieces of art glass are cut by hand and arranged on top or next to one another before firing. The glass is then fused (or melted) together in a kiln at temperatures ranging from 1300 to 1500F. The end-product is a unique, new sheet of solid glass which has multiple dimensions, textures and shapes. The new sheet of glass is then taken to the grinder to smooth and shape edges. 18k liquid gold accents are used to sign on the back and add accents to the face in some cases. This sheet of solid glass is then shaped by placing back in the kiln and “slumped” into the final form by placing on a preshaped form and heated to about 1150F.
These pieces are quite sturdy, and should survive most household uses. To clean, wash gently with dish soap and water, do not wash in dishwasher. Do not use in the oven or microwave, they are not friendly to this piece.