Hot Glass in Steel Vessels

  These started out as an idea that the glass and steel would be annealed together and be as one, but the experts at Seattle Glassblowing said it would not work because of the incompatibility of thermal expansions of the materials. We used the steel structures as base forms and then either poured thick glass or blew shapes that could be removed.  These glass pieces were then annealed and will be joined into the steel structures.


A couple of these pieces will be on display with a couple of framed photographs of the 8x10 film factory sculpture for the

INSIDE - Art by Architects show from July 8 - August 22, 2014 at the:


AIA  Gallery AIA Seattle 1911 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 Tu-Fr 10-5

There will also be an opening for the show Friday July 11, 2014 from 5-7pm


This first image is showing final piece to be welded held with steel fingers:

steel glass welding small

This image shows the three welded vessels:

steel glass three vessels small

After molten glass is loaded into the steel vessel:


hot glass in steel small

Here is the punti being formed to pick up glass out of vessel:

punti for hot glass small

Punti pulling glass out of vessel:

punti pulling glass small

Glass set into vessels, almost done - glass will be adhered to vessels, some vessels may be partially painted:

Steel glass sculpture 2 Small 6-9-2014