Reflective Art Studio
About The Artist
Salt Lake City, UT
Glass • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
"I am a Salt Lake City, Utah artist with a fine art background with an emphasis on working in glass professionally for over twenty-two years. I have been a Salt Lake Public Art Design Board member for six years, 2010 to 2016. A work of art succeeds when it draws people in, causing them to feel more connected to their surroundings. A minimalist approach gives my work a contemporary feel and illuminates the simple beauty." - Sarinda Jones, Reflective Art Studio
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What is Kiln-Formed Glass? Kiln-glass is just that: Glass formed in a kiln. Kiln-glass (or kilnformed glass) objects are made with glasses tested as compatible for fusing when heated in a kiln. Tested compatible glasses were developed and are manufactured in a variety of forms and in a sophisticated pallet of colors. Once assembled as desired and heated in a kiln, the glasses soften, fuse tighter, and assume the shape of whatever surface they’re resting upon or within, such as a flat kiln shelf, curved mold, or casting mold. Kiln-glass is especially rich territory for artists because it encompasses and enormous range of working methods, from drawing and painting, to printmaking, to sculpture and more. Artists have the skills required for kiln-glass: an understanding of design, composition, and color theory, and an ability to conceive of layers of process and material application. Glass fusing is the process of joining compatible sheet glasses together in a kiln until the glass fuses at approximately 1490 degrees Fahrenheit. This process is done over multiple stages and each takes approximately twenty-four hours for each firing process. Many glass pieces are fired several times to create the shape, form, and texture. Kilns come in all shapes and sizes and the artist is limited to create work within the size of the kiln.