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Offline catshome

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« on: August 29, 2006, 02:35:24 PM »
I haven't bought anything like this before and I'm curious to find out about it.  It would make a lousy ashtray as the relief/texture is on the top surface and would be awful to clean!

At first I thought it might be another piece by the Glass Studio Thessaloniki - recycled glass - but I can't find a signature.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10086/normal_smallerDSCN1215.jpg

The little squares do not go all the way through to the base, but are applied to a clear base which is a little over half the thickness of the piece.

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 02:38:29 PM »
Would appear to be 'fused' glass where the sections start off as separate pieces. If the clear glass is an all-over covering, this suggests it was cased afterwards.

Thanks for bringing this to the forum! :)
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 02:55:09 PM »
Hi David,

The clear glass is only on the bottom - the squares are sitting on it so I think fused would be the right expression, but they have gaps between them so not cased afterwards.

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006, 02:59:26 PM »
As you say: it'd make a naff ashtray! :lol:

I think fused glass is also where the pieces are fused together in a sheet: Higgins in the USA being one better know proponent.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006, 03:43:28 PM »
Fused glass is where two, or more, bits of glass are stuck together by partial melting, regardles of how smooth or uneven.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006, 03:50:24 PM »
Almost impossible to identify. Last year I discovered an extensice industry of this type of glass in Galicia; things like this are also made in Italy, in Germany, in Israel, Greece & Portugal. The technique is very simple, there is no need for real skill - so unless there is a signature or another identifyer you'll be stuck with a pretty anonymous dish.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2006, 04:02:57 PM »
I think this type of fused glass is popular because it's accessible for people to make, even without a great deal of artistic background.  The kiln doesn't have to be large - although they're very expensive - my friend has just bought one and keeps it in the back of her art gallery as a sort of budding side-line.

She's taking commissions already, but I do wonder if she'll ever recoup the amount she spent on the kiln.   :?
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2006, 04:03:20 PM »
That's OK Ivo, I only posted it because it is interesting to learn more and I haven't bought anything like this before.  I didn't think for a moment it would be old, rare or valuable, but I didn't even know about fused glass before and until I started learning about Chance I hadn't come across the expression "Slump"..............except in economic terms!  Kind regards Cat


 

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