Fused Recycled Glass – Construction glass – medium size cullet textured and transparent

Ethical Making

Experiment

Research

The material is made from 100% waste glass, and there is no resin, concrete, or any other inorganic binder.

Material

Glass

Craft

Glass-making

General Technique

Structural modifying

Specific Technique

Fusion using temperature between 800-900degree Celsius.

Properties & Qualities

Application

Architecture Art Product

Qualities

Colourful Tactile Translucent

Colour

White

Sample Information

Date of Creation

September 17, 2021

Dimensions

170x170x10mm

Weight

0.8Kg

Process & Production

Waste glass has been collected, cleaned, crushed, and sieved to a variety of sized cullet before it was carefully positioned in a flatbed kiln and fused. This piece is using medium sized glass cullet from a low iron plate glass.

The glass undergoes a special firing schedule that transforms the glass from a glassy transparent material into a crystalline material that looks and behaves more like a stone or a ceramic material. The glass material is still hydrophobic and does not absorb any water. It is no longer transparent but has aesthetic features that can be semi-transparent.

Fusion using temperature between 800-900degree Celsius.

Credits

Craft Maker

Tyra Oseng-Rees

Library Contributor

UWTSD

Photographer

Garry Bartlett