I have since my childhood been attracted by Glass and its innumerable possibilities.
For a better understanding of ways to work with this wonderful element,
I did spend a long time at nationally renowned Studios like Corning/New York, Washington-DC, Portland/Oregon, Ann Arbor/MI and Santa Fe/New Mexico among many others.
So, after years of trial and error, I have constantly improved my kiln fired glass works and I did develop a proprietary and unique method of painting on glass. It involves using different powdered colored glass that melt at high temperature and bond (or fuse) to the generally clear flat glass support, thus becoming fused as a single body. Almost every color is
layered and must be fired separately with each firing taking about a full day from start to finish. Every fused glass painting, whether large or small, takes several days to be
completed prior to being custom framed. My constant admiration to nature and our interaction with it is the main source of my inspiration.
My Fused Glass Paintings have been honored with numerous awards and exhibitions.
Other glass works include:
- Digital imaging on Crystal-Glass, where customer photo is transferred on extra bright flat crystal using an innovative exciting process.
- Cast glass figurines and forms which start as crushed glass particles molten at high temperature in a mold shaped by a sculpture generally made of clay.
- Carved-Etched Glass representing a drawing transferred by blasting at high pressure tiny metal particles on a flat piece of glass and carving into it at different depths, creating a tri-dimensional feeling.
- Formed glass made of fused stained glass shaped at medium/high temperature in a variety of in house produced molds.