Journel ThomasNative to Appalachia, Journel was born into a family that valued hard work, self-sufficiency and hand...
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JJ Brown & Simona Rosasco
Husband and wife, JJ and Simona, live in the mountains of Western North Carolina where they own and operate Fyreglas Studio. Working together they create both decorative and functional kilnformed glass art. Starting with an extensive palette of sheet glass, much of their work begins by creating designs and then kilncasting “pattern bars” in a wide variety of color combinations and sizes. These bars are cut, using a wet diamond saw, into slices or strips. The slices & strips are then incorporated into flat panels and are fired in the kiln a second time. Some of the flat panels are then fired a third time into molds creating functional pieces such as plates and bowls.