Architectural Art Glass 102: Glass Style

Date: 26 September 2011
The design world is buzzing with excitement to explore glass as a functional and dramatic style element.

Being a motivated and cutting edge style enthusiast, you hop online to find what kind of glass countertop would be best for your kitchen remodel or what glass table top would add an eye catching element to your outdoor patio. Soon you find yourself staring at your computer screen, reading terms like “fused”, “cast”, “frit” and “kiln-formed” not knowing exactly what they mean.  This article is our attempt to explain these terms so you may gain a working knowledge of glass styles and applications.

By the Time You Read this Article You Will Know:

  • Unique aspects of Kiln-Formed Glass, Surface Textured Glass and Introducing Color Elements.
  • How each technique can be used individually or combined resulting in Functional Works of Art.

The joy in using glass as our artistic medium is the versatility it affords by utilizing one or several  techniques when forming a custom design. Glass is a fluid substance allowing tremendous variation and range of artistic expression, while requiring careful planning and technique. Every well versed interior designer, artist and style enthusiast knows that the key to working with your palette is to first get to know it. Instead of colors, we’re going to get familiar with the palette of glass.

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Date: 26 September 2011

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