GlassRoots Studio, Carved Oval Dish

GlassRoots Studio, Carved Oval Dish

Vendor
GlassRoots, Inc.
Regular price
$300.00
Sale price
$300.00

About the Piece
This piece is fused, sandblasted, carved and slumped glass, and it was formed using the multi-step technique known as kilnforming. First the piece was fused, by joining two separate pieces of glass together using high temperatures in a kiln. Once the piece cooled, it was then blasted with sand at a high velocity to etch the entire surface. The piece was then taken to the engraving wheels in the GlassRoots cold shop and carved the accent lines throughout. Finally the piece was put back in the kiln a second time for slumping, or taking the shape of mold by heating up the glass to a specific temperature. As the glass softens, it sags, or slumps into the shape of the mold beneath. The carved oval dish is 18" x 6" x 2".

About the Artist
Kate Dowd
Kate Dowd is a teaching artist and the lead flameworking instructor at GlassRoots. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University School of Art with a Bachelors in Art. She has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Frame Gallery (Pittsburgh), City WithOut Walls (Newark, NJ) and The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts (Long Branch, NJ). Kate has completed intensive courses at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA.