Metallic Glass Designs
The following glass designs are what I call my metallic pieces. All of the torch-fired glass on this website is hand-crafted by me and almost all of it is imported from Murano, Italy in its raw form.
The following pieces are made from a special glass that is predominately created in the raw form here in the U.S. The difference between this glass and the Murano glass is the presence of crystals.
As explained earlier in this site, most lampwork, or soft-glass melts between the temperatures of 1,400-1,700 F degrees. Oxygen and propane are used to create the flame in the torch that melts the glass.
The special thing about metallic glass is that once it is melted and shaped in the torch, the propane to oxygen ratio can be adjusted to cause the crystals present to grow and change colors in the glass. If done correctly, one can get a beautiful metallic coating (as seen on the pics below) or even nice spots of green, pink, yellow and other colors (as seen in the pic to the left).
As with my other pieces, most of these deisgns can be recreated to look similar in color and form to the designs you see here (although each piece is handmade, thus any recreations will not be identical). If you see something that peaks your interest, please contact me and I will gladly get right back to you.