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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

About my stuff....

Organic Glass Creations

All head glass is hand selected at the Kokomo glass factory. In most cases the glass is hand mixed and created at Kokomo glass factory. Each piece is matched to roundels or agate slices for maximum beauty and one-or-a-kind glass art symmetry.
The glass roundels are made in Flagstaff, Arizona at Fire On the Mountain Gallery. The pieces are custom made and matched by the artist, Sonja London-Hall.
Accent items:
Sticks: the sticks are actual hard wood samples and are hand selected to correspond with the glass art being created. Although a structural component of the piece, do not pick up the art BY the stick. Total time spent on each stick varies, depending on the size of the stick. An average 12 stick takes between 2 and 4 hours to prepare and mount.
Agates: agates are made by Mother Nature and are naturally brown, tan, and opal/cream in color. Agates that have a tint have been color soaked. Tinted agates that are left in direct sunlight will fade over time but retain their natural, crystalline beauty. Agates must be heat tempered and handled carefully in the soldering process.
Glass Gems: gems are colored, round accent pieces of glass. If used, they are selected to enhance the overall artistic balance of the piece.
Copper ingots: pieces of copper in the form of an ingot may be integrated into the art form of a piece. If used, the ingots come from the Morenci, Arizona copper mine and are part of the purity testing of copper batches (thus the drill holes). The copper ingots are 99.98% pure copper.
Foiling: copper foil overlay is used to accent many glass art pieces. It is a process of overlaying and then soldering copper foil onto glass. Copper foil overlay can take on many varied accent forms.
Edge material: the edge material of each glass piece is structural. Silver toned edge on the large pieces is zinc. Copper toned edge material is actual copper plated zinc and is a very expensive material, varying with the price of copper at the time of purchase. Each bent or curved frame takes between 30 minutes to an hour to form without twisting or torque-ing the normally straight form of the channels.
All glass art is carefully pondered, balanced, and thoughtfully put together as a one of a kind piece. If you desire a certificate of authenticity for your purchase, please send your name and address to the artist. A certificate will be mailed to you.
PMC: Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a revolutionary material in the jewelry world developed by Mitsubishi Materials. The ingredients are micro-particles of pure silver, copper, bronze, or pure gold suspended in binder referenced as "clay." The binder consists of water and organic plant-based materials which feels like a soft clay to the touch. The binder or "clay" is inert and non-toxic in both its raw and fired form. Once it is in it's solid metal state, the silver can be hallmarked as .999 pure and the gold as 18 or 24k.

All glass is copyright protected and may not be reproduced or photographed without express, written permission from the artist. (C) Sonja London-Hall 2006

If you are interested in making a custom order contact me at organicglass9@gmail.com.

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