The kiln-formed glass process is the oldest form of glass art. As both a science and an art, the several day process begins with pieces of sheet glass or crushed glass of varied coarseness. The glass is fused in a kiln at temperatures upwards of 1450 degrees Fahrenheit using precise firing schedules. This transforms the fascinating amorphous, or non-crystalline solid to a molten state, giving it a new appearance when it’s ultimately cooled back to room temperature. At Willow Grove Hill Studio the molten glass in the kiln is formed into its final shape using ceramic molds which Anna creates with clay. This makes each nature-inspired glass art piece completely handcrafted, and gives it a unique and organic form.
Watch these videos for a peek into the kiln-formed glass art process:
Handcrafting the glass art pieces with love is only part of the care and attention to detail that goes on at Willow Grove Hill Studio. Once made, each piece is wrapped in our signature purple tissue along with a personalized note. Shipping the glass double boxed surrounded by ample cushioning, protects the glass in transit as it makes its way into your hands.