Barb Beckman Art Glass

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Forest Path
Forest Path
Into Fall
Into Fall
Lavender
Lavender
Single Cherry Tree
Single Cherry Tree
Single Crabapple Tree
Single Crabapple Tree
Single Spring Tree
Single Spring Tree
Single Summer Tree
Single Summer Tree
Single Fall Tree
Single Fall Tree
Single Winter Tree
Single Winter Tree
Tree Allee
Tree Allee
Triple Crabapple
Triple Crabapple
Triple Fall
Triple Fall
Winter Gateway
Winter Gateway

I create fused glass landscapes by using sheets of clear glass combined with glass paints, enamels, pulled vitrigraph stringers and crushed glass frits. Each piece is fired between two and five times. Due to the repeated firings, my work has great depth and dimension as each firing is completed at a different temperature while adding layers of both clear glass and crushed glass frits. The final firing is usually completed at a slightly lower temperature so that the final layer of frits leaves a textured surface. In addition, when the tile is complete, it is mounted in front of a mirror. The mirror adds another layer of dimension to the piece, as the reflection of the tile will shift in relation to the viewing angle. The addition of the mirror also provides an indirect source of light to backlight the piece.

These tiles are 3.5" square and make a great gift. They are mounted directly to a mirror that has a felt back and are placed in a clear acrylic stand. They also have a hanger on the back, enabling them to be hung on a wall as well. Almost any pattern from the Original series can be made into a mini.

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