The ArtworkAll of the artworks featured are made of glass and are designed and handcrafted by me. The artworks have been created by cutting, sandblasting/carving, grinding, laminating and/or layering various pieces of multi-coloured and/or clear glass. No paint or colouring media is applied, the colours originate from the glass itself. They are permanently formulated into the glass and will never fade, even when exposed to direct sunlight The work is unusual, having both painterly aspects (dynamic flowing colour), and sculptural aspects (three-dimensional relief surface). They are tactile, and are intended to be touched.This is a unique art form, pioneered by me, more than thirty years ago, and I continue to experiment and evolve my techniques to this day. The particular glass used to create the artworks is a hand rolled art glass. It is irregular and often contains bumps, bubbles, squiggles and other random markings. These are the natural characteristics of the glass and are part of the artworks personality and rustic quality.
The art piece is made of glass and may require periodic cleaning. In most cases, annual cleaning is all that is required. A microfiber cloth and clean water, or vinegar and water solution, is recommended. To clean, dampen the cloth and wipe across the surface. The colours in the glass are permanent and will not wash off, however the sandblasted or rough surface areas will temporarily darken when wet. Spread the cleaner evenly, turn the cloth over and continue wiping until dry. Finish drying by fanning cloth over the surface. Under extreme humidity, drying with a hand-held hair dryer may be necessary. For stubborn marks or stains on the glass, a soft bristle toothbrush, or the like, to scrub the surface, may be used in conjunction with a vinegar and water solution.