I love making fused glass jewelry, night lights, and other functional fused glass pieces. However, I also love making fused glass art pieces as well. Art is basically something that is beautiful but doesn’t necessarily have a functional use other than esthetics.
Sometimes when I create a fused glass piece instead of turning it into a bowl or plate or whatever I look at it and see something more, pure beauty.
These two fused glass pieces are examples of glass that I think are so beautiful they go beyond function into pure art.
The red one is a screen-melt, when I took it out of the kiln I saw the sun and it made me think of the African sun. I bought the Elephant stand from a fellow artist then painted it with a paint that has a black and purple tint. Isn’t it beautiful? I thought it was perfect.
This next fused glass piece is a confetti fused glass flower. Again I bought the vine stand from the same fellow artist. It’s so beautiful. In fact, it was kind of funny I showed both of them at Rockledge and had the confetti flower in backwards for 1/2 the day. It’s so pretty from both ways! This stand I painted in various shades of green and brown.
I hope you find them as amazing as I do. Art is important and functional, because it makes the world a bit prettier!
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