Hot Glass


Blown glass embryo, hand painted with stained glass paints and enamels, kiln fired, picked up hot, cased and blown

Through these pieces I am investigating the interplay between different methods of working, in stained glass and hot glass by utilising the graal technique. Instead of engraving the glass embryo, I paint on it, using traditional stained glass enamels. These marks are fired in to the surface of the embryo in a kiln before being reheated and re-blown into their final forms in the hot shop. This process pushes glass blowing and stained glass painting beyond their traditional limits enabling me to produce unique canvases in hot glass.