Kiln Formed (Slumped - Textures )
Studio G3 Glass Graphic Group
Kiln-formed glass, commonly referred as slumped glass, appeals particularly to one's sense of touch. Studio G3 has wide variety of textures - from aggressive wave-like patterns to subtle linen-like designs. Slumped glass is achieved by heating the glass in a kiln to a temperature high enough to become soft and cause it to slump into or over a mold. The finished Slumped panel assumes the shape of the mold and the entire glass' appearance becomes obscure. The artists meticulously craft the patterns and designs on the mold while visualizing the glass' finished appearance. Ceramic fiber overlays are also used to create unique designs by placing them randomly on the mold.