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Sabra Richards

Sabra Richards Glass

Aurora, NY & Worton, MD

I create the design, adding and subtracting glass and, most importantly, adding cane and components made at the furnace, usually at the Corning Glass Museum.

Kiln formed glass is the medium of the sculpture in which I presently work.  It has been an interesting journey learning and working several media and now I find the challenge of glass and combination of other materials, to enhance the glass very exciting.  I start with sheets of Bullseye Fusible Glass.  The method is very bold and direct.  I choose the color, individual ones and others layered to achieve other colors.  I create the design, adding and subtracting glass and, most importantly, adding cane and components made at the furnace, usually at the Corning Glass Museum.  Sixteen pieces of glass, formed into a block, fired and then put into the furnace, turned and heated until malleable, and then “pulled” into the cane that you see in my work.  Then I combine the finished glass with previously welded steel, or layers of metal or constructions for wall pieces.  The process is long and involved and wonderful to do.

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