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Stained Glass

Kiln-formed glass refers to fusing, slumping, and other glass processes which take place at temperatures between 1100 and 1700 degrees Fahrenheit (600 to 925 Celsius). 

Some work from our archives:

LESH NTAPU BTECH 2006

Kiln Formed Glass

MICHELLE DU PREEZ 3RD YEAR 2006

“Museum of Memories"

This series of works in glass explore the notion of memory. A quest for happiness, a reflection of a state of mind, a new beginning and the striving for reconnections is strived for through these pieces.

Central to the process, is an excavation of past experiences as a resource for thirty works that use childhood mementos. Relief moulds in plaster of paris are created from objects such as toy cars, bottles, glasses, ornaments, spades, and action figurines. Float glass is melted over the moulds stimulating the expressive nature of the objects. Images becomes mysteriously locked under many layers of cast glass, embodying the duality of secrecy and revelation.

Michelle du Preez 3rd year 2006

FAITH NGQAKAYI 3RD YEAR 2007

"Olanrewaju" (Leaves of Water)

This series of warm glass works were inspired by nature and its observation, developed from photographic reference.

In order to achieve the end result, the abstracted forms are modeled from clay, cast in plaster of paris and silica, and kiln fired.

Faith Ngqakayi 3rd year 2007

MICHELLE DU PREEZ BTECH 2007

This exploration deals with contrasting qualities; the solid strength of metal and the fragile transparency of glass. Therefore, issues with incompatibility are overcome, as metal is integrated with warm glass forms to create a combined durability.

Michelle du Preez BTech 2007