Fire Dancing Polypetalous
The background is 2 cut transparent glass circles fused together first, then the "floral petals", center and patterned pebbles along the edges were tack fused in a separate firing for texture and dimension.
The "floral petals" are made with pattern bars that are assembled into a flower design, the patterned pebbles were made from cut up pieces of the pattern bars See Below for an explanation of a pattern bar. The center is made with ground glass.
The glass stand is kilnformed into a shape to support the sculpture with coldworking to ensure the bottom is level and sturdy.
Dimensions: 12.25" wide x 13.5" tall x 3.5" deep
Making Pattern Bars
It takes several steps and kiln firing along with coldwork to make the pattern bars used to make this abstract art.