Tree of Life –
This wonderful art piece is made by placing strands of copper wire between two pieces of fusible glass and spreading out the strands to form tree branches and roots and then adding different shades of green colored frit for the leaves. The fusing process creates bubbles around the copper which adds to the overall charm of the tree.
After a 20 hour fusing process in the kiln, the end result is a fabulous Tree of Life which is then glued into a hardwood base to display it. Because these are handcrafted, just like the trees in nature, no two are alike.
This would make a fabulous gift for most anyone! Place it on a shelf, table or windowsill.
Approx. 8.5″ wide x 8.5″ tall and the base is approx. 2″ wide.
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Polly & Dan have been working with glass since 2005 and have a studio in their home in Scarborough, Maine. They both do traditional stained glass work, but Polly’s real passion is fusing glass.
The Art of Fusing Glass:
The process begins with fusible stained glass. Elements of the design are cut by hand from the various colors of glass, cleaned, assembled, and placed in a kiln. The intense heat fuses the individual pieces of glass into one. The size and thickness of the glass dictates how long it needs to stay in the kiln, but a typical firing takes approximately 18 hours.
Creating a dish from the fused piece of glass is achieved by returning it to the kiln a second time, at a lower temperature, on a ceramic or stainless steel mold. The glass slumps into the mold, taking on its shape, as the temperature in the kiln rises. That process is glass slumping.
Check out this video to view the process.
Designed and handcrafted in Maine by Polly and Dan Plourde