I have joined Artistic Souls Gallery on Facebook where you might find some pieces unavailable anywhere else. I'll be playing more with bowls and small sculptures in natural stone bases, and playing with various fusing techniques.
See a few samples in the slide deck below.
And check out the Facebook group site here: Artistic Souls Gallery | Facebook
Shop Fused Glass Art
The Aspen Grove Series
Crushed glass (also known as frit) and glass powders are used to paint the imagery of a grove of trees in the changing seasons. Starting at room temperature, the glass is heated in a kiln to a process temperature of 1500 degrees, then cooled through several annealing zones back to room temperature. Multiple firings result in more complex geometric
designs using cut sheet glass, or by slumping
the glass into a mold to achieve
the curve of a plate or bowl.
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Stained and Fused Glass Panels
Glass art always looks more vibrant in person, but maybe the handheld video will help you see how wonderfully the mouth blown antique glass and clear textures combine with the fused Aspen section to dance with the background. This Spring panel found a new home in Tucson but I enjoyed the process so much, I'm starting on more variations.
Thank you pandemic for allowing me the time to finally
put the two techniques together!
Drop me a note below if you want to see the new work when its available.
Stained Glass Resources
This is how I avoided graduate school back in 1978 and I still love it. Autonomous panels, commissioned work, repair and restoration.
Katie Patten and Leonard Tinnell
Stained Glass Design and Glass Fusing Since 1978
Where does our tagline "cold to hot" come from? Glass goes from room temperature to at least 1500 degrees in the fusing process, and then is cooled through a range of temperature zones back to room temperature. Glass can also be a little high-maintenance to work with, a little volatile when you're cutting it, or very fussy about the care you take in developing a fusing schedule. Mercurial indeed. These challenging personality traits are worth the effort though. What material is more transfixing than glass, with its ability to both refract and reflect light? This is a dance with light, constantly changing depending on the source. That's why I've been enamored with this material for over four decades and am still regularly intrigued by its versatility.
42 years ago I was a recent graduate with a degree in history trying really hard not to leave Missoula to get an advanced degree. Read: boyfriend, dog, great town.
Stained glass offered me an alternative and I've never looked back.
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