This framed mini art is a mixture of two of my favourite techniques – printing and kiln formed glass.
First, the coloured background is created using a variety of glass powders. Each one is hand sifted, each one is unique and I cannot accurately predict the outcome or distribution and depth of colour.
A layer of glass is added on top to create depth and dimension to the picture, and this top layer is screen printed with glass enamels – again, although a stencil is used, the image is hand placed and squeegied, so each print will be slightly different.
The glass is then fired in one my specialist, digitally controlled, dedicated glass fusing kilns and annealed (a controlled cooling process) for strength and durability – each firing cycle takes between 18 and 24 hours.
This piece is framed in a deep frame, this one is black “polcore” grain finish, and backed with complementary mountboard. The frame can either free-standing or be wall hung, as there is hanging bar inside the back It is a 5 inch (13cm) frame and approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) deep deep