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Radium Penrose Bowl – Fused Glass bowl by Dawn Hinesley Jones

Dawn Hinesley Jones


This piece is part of Stellar Objectives, the current exhibit in the Folk Art Center’s Main Gallery. Stellar Objectives features the work of the newest members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild creating work in fiber, clay, glass, metal and wood.

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Dawn Hinesley Jones

My interest in glass explores a sculptural side of two-dimensional pieces: flat compositions focusing on symbolic or trompe l’oeil themes. My goal is to infuse my pieces with a sense of strength or symbolism that makes an impression on the viewer of a hidden meaning. I am intrigued by the mathematical forms in nature and art, and the optical illusions that can be created through the design, color and light qualities unique to glass.


Stellar Objectives is on display until January 19, 2020 during regular open hours of the Folk Art Center.

  • Approximately 14.5″ x 2.25″
  • Iridescent glass
  • Fuse fired to 1475 degrees, slumped into bowl shape
  • This piece will be shipped after the close of the exhibition on January 19th, 2020
  • Shipping cost will be determined and billed at that time
  • Made in 2017

“I am intrigued by the mathematical forms in nature and art, and the optical illusions that can be created solely through compositions, color and light.  These effects are obvious in some of my pieces such as the “Penrose” design.  By manipulating the surface quality and color of the glass, I’m able to add the dimension of light in a way that is unique to each piece and its environment.

To create my glass compositions, the design is first drawn or printed with precise angles, with each color and texture as a separate piece of glass.  The piece then evolves through precisely cutting and layering numerous flat glass pieces.  The glass is meticulously cleaned and recomposed in the kiln, then fuse-fired to around 1425-1500 degrees.  Once fused, the piece can be etched, sandblasted and/or “fire-polished” in the kiln, and then slumped into a ceramic mold to complete the desired three-dimensional profile and depth.”

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