Starting with an extensive palette of sheet glass, artists JJ Brown and Simona Rosasco begin by creating kilncast “pattern bars”. Pattern bars are built by stacking or laying vibrant, multihued glass into molds made of high temperature materials. These molds are then fired in a kiln, at temperatures approaching 1600 degrees, creating solid glass bars of interesting and unusual design. Slices of these bars, cut with a wet diamond saw, become “parts” which are included in the designs of flat panels and fired again creating the unique, intricate patterns found within their work. The final piece is a colorful flat panel.
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