Charlie ~ An amazing fused glass robot ~ a one of a kind art glass sculpture that is perfect to adorn your table or nestle on your bookshelf.
Hand made from Bullseye Glass. Meticulously cut, layered and hand-painted with kiln fired enamel. Fused and annealed in a computer-controlled kiln. Created from a mingling of glass: dense white opal, french vanilla opal, and black opal then sprinkled with dichroic frit for a slight shimmer. The dark halos created on this piece come from a fascinating chemical reaction between the glasses used.
Completed with sterling silver plated wire. Measures approximately 3 1/4 inches tall, 2 3/4 inches wide.
A week-long creation process that begins by selecting compatible glass sheets which are cut, layered and fused in a kiln (an average of 16 hours to fire). The new combination sheet glass is then cut and shaped with a glass cutter and diamond tools. Additional glass accents are layered along with hand-painted details then back into the kiln for another firing. Any imperfections are addressed and when necessary a third kiln firing is completed. Now assembly begins with specialty diamond tools, traditional hand tools, sterling silver plated wire and various adornments.