Pate de Verre -‘Glow’

Glow is a large, delicate, glowing vessel of glass made using the Pate de Verre technique. An individual, one-off mould is made using a refractory mix and packed with a paste of crushed glass. After undergoing several kiln firings the mould is removed to reveal the delicate, eggshell thin glass vessel. It is carefully cleaned, sandblasted and sealed before many layers of metal leaf are applied to the interior – the reflective interior curves creating opportunities for light to bounce around and produce the ‘glow’.

Material

Glass
Metal

Craft

Glass-making

General Technique

Forming and shaping

Specific Technique

Glass fusing

Properties & Qualities

Application

Art, Sculpture

Qualities

3D, Opaque, Textured / tactile

Colour

Black, Other

Sample Information

Date of creation

02/05/2023

Dimensions

26cm x 26cm x 15cm

Weight

500g

Credits

Craft Maker

Tracy Nicholls

Library Contributor

Tracy Nicholls

Photographer

Amanda Rose