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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Art glass chopping block?
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 02:04:46 PM »
Thanks, Anne.  :-* (with an added "doh")
I wouldn't like to try carrying a platter that weighs 20 odd lbs, with the added weight of fish or cheese on it to a table!
I'd end up with broken feet. ;D

Googling Sidney Hutter does bring up loads of lovely images, but none like this piece.
I know he's not the only artist to be doing this sort of thing though, there are several Hungarian artists who do, that I know of, from Atilla Sik's website. Well worth a browse!
http://prisma-gallery.com/
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Re: Art glass chopping block?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 01:15:36 AM »
Sue, you carry the platter to the table first, and then take the food and add it there. Saves your wrists and your toes!  :)

Seriously, I'd overlooked the weight in the first post, so perhaps it is just meant to be ornamental then...  even if I'd still use it for... ;)

It looks like laminated float glass made into a sculpture? Ben Young uses this for his glass sculptures and you can see the same lines through them as through this one.

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Re: Art glass chopping block?
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 06:15:03 AM »
I love mysteries, and this is truly strange. It's almost industrial and organic at the same time and reminds me of Fordite as if the slabs of glass were hot ends cut of in an industrial process that fused together but it's a made item, would be good for serving fresh seafood on a bed of crushed ice. Can't wait to see where this one goes :-)

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Re: Art glass chopping block?
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 11:00:57 AM »
You've found the words I was needing Anne.
Laminated float glass, made into a sculpture.

I could see the clean slabs, stuck together, but then, has the surface at right angles to them been fused?
I did get to thinking later that it could be a table centrepiece for some amazing fishy extravaganza at some huge important feast.

It could even be used as a "privacy" window for a ground floor bathroom.
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