D i m e n s i o n a l L a n d s c a p e s
Each of these pieces consists of 8 to 10 layers of thin sheet glass “painted” with assorted colors and sizes of glass powders and lamp-worked glass stringers. The first layer becomes the sky and then each hill, each stretch of water, each island or jutting shore requires another layer so that the final effect is truly “dimensional”. The sides of the finished, fused piece are then ground with smaller and smaller sizes of diamond grit before being polished with cerium oxide, a process known as cold-working. Each landscape takes anywhere from 300 to 500 hours of kiln time and requires approximately 2 months to complete from the initial sketch. My goal is to enable the viewer to be drawn into the piece, to visually enter an escape portal from the ordinary to a place of scenic wonder.