Flow Study

Kiln Cast Glass, 2017

Dimensions 17 x 11 x 0.8 in (43 x 27 x 2 cm)

I theorized what glass kiln casting alternative molds can be without making a plaster mold. Instead of going through the steps of making a open face cast, I tested using kiln shelves, kiln wash, and powdered glass to transform my process into a intuitive and playful experience. I was able to make panels in a methodical painterly way allowing me to develop multiple experimental effects with a quick turn around. What really excited me was after the powder was laid down to then put the glass in the kiln, and allow temperature and gravity to distort the image in a spontaneous and experimental way.