Jennifer Strickland, Jewelry/Glass

Jennifer Strickland, fused glass copper plate, Joyful Jewel

Jennifer Strickland, Fused Glass Plate with Copper

I started doing fused art glass because I like things that sparkle.  By using dichroic glass, which has infused metals, I can create different colors, textures and forms.
 
Fusing glass is my way of taking a break from the everyday work world where I teach clarinet and saxophone.
 
My pieces are composed of cut, crushed (also known as frit) and powdered glass which, when fused in a kiln, create a solid piece.  By heating the kiln to varying temperatures and using different firing times I can created a myriad of effects.
 
Glass is very tactile.  I hope my pieces make you want to look, feel and wonder how they are made.
 
When you put a piece in a kiln you have an idea of what will be created,  However, upon opening the kiln after firing my first thought is that glass is truly alive and has an ebb and flow of its own.
Jennifer Strickland

Jennifer Strickland

Jennifer Strickland, Jewelry/Glass