Gaze: Large round fused glass art sculpture

Original glass roundel in the Hard Edge glass art style
£3,860.00 GBP
How it's made

MATERIALS: Fused glass

The Gaze round art glass sculpture is made of approx 152 individual pieces of Oceanside Art Glass, over 40 different colours.

The pieces of the pattern are each cut by hand from larger sheets of art glass.

Each piece is individually ground until they all fit together perfectly.

The pieces are then placed in a specialised glass kiln, with a clear layer of glass on top. They are fused at 800ºC to create a single 6mm thick piece of flat glass. This takes around 16 hours.

Once cooled, this flat piece is then burnished with polishing pads.
I then add stringers - thin strips of glass that sit on the surface to add another layer of depth and interest. Again it’s kiln-fused overnight for a fire polish.

At each of the overnight firing stages, the glass is annealed and cooled for a minimum of 12 hours each for maximum strength and durability.

While the production process is painstaking and lengthy, it's the only way to get the wonderful finished look of glass art.

About this work

I designed the pattern and colour scheme of this Gaze glass art.

Each of my glass objects are one of a kind - I never do identical objects. Even where the designs are related, they all have a completely unique colour combination.

During the glass fusing, small air bubbles can appear and become trapped within the glass. This is a natural occurrence that adds to the beauty of handmade glass art.

Care of your glass

Even the strongest glass can break, so please handle your glass art with care.

When needed, dust it with a lint-free cloth, or wipe with a soft, damp cloth. Don't use an abrasive cleaner as this could scratch it.

When moving the piece, please carry the stand and disc separately, so they don't bang together.

The final work

With plants and flowers

Display ideas 1

Gaze has the power to stand alone, or sit strikingly in a cluster of foliage - allowing you the flexibility to choose how you display her to best suit your room or available space.

In the light, against white

Display ideas 2

Glass works best where the light can bounce off the surface and fill the room. On a white or neutral wall, the areas of transparent glass reveal their true colours.

During production - shared stories

Recent comments from 44k Instagram views

"Beautiful stunning magical work!"

"Congratulations- it’s beautiful and your attention to detail shines through."

"Linda, she is beyond beautiful! Just gorgeous!! Your hard work has paid off!"

"Ah Linda it’s amazing , my favourite but to be honest I love every one of your masterpieces. Wish I could afford it .💕😃"

Certificate of Authenticity

Handmade in the UK in my Glass Studio in West Lancashire, each glass art roundel comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity, plus a small discrete “Linda ‘24” signature etched on the back of the glass, so you can be sure your piece is an original work