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Teardrop 1—PatternScape

Art Glass Sculpture

Created by Helen Rudy
This bold and vibrant fused and blown glass vase is created using the technically demanding roll-up process. Rudy creates a detailed pattern in the form of a thick slab made from hundreds of individual pieces of hand-cut glass. Once fused together, the glass slab is sliced on a tile saw. The slices of glass are book-matched like a wood veneer and fused again into its final pattern. The glass tile is then taken to a hot-shop blowing studio and is placed back in the kiln to warm up for the furnace. The glass tile is then picked up and formed into a bubble where it gets blown into the vase shape. Signed by the artist.

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