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Kiln Formed Glass ā€œTREEā€

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Kiln Formed Glass Tree- Each panel is 12″ x 35″ and consist of pulled glass for the branches, carved leaves with powderedĀ  frit and pulled stringers to give depth and color.Ā 

Application- several mirror clips around each panel.

Collaboration of Two Artist

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

CollaborationĀ  of Two Artist: “Tony Zizzi” & “Deb Feller”

The Bowl: Each bowl is crafted over several days and requires two separate firings in the kiln. The design on the bowl is produced by screen printing with ink onto the glass and then firing it. After cooling each bowl is carefully cold-worked by hand to fashion the flat edge, which is then polished to a smooth finish.

The Spoon: Woods: each tree ware utensil is hand made from recycled fruit and nut trees from Adams and Cumberland Counties.

Tools: Carving is one with hand tools: Chisels, Gouges, draw knife, and a few spoke-shaves. Each is a unique artistic rendering.

Finishing: There are 11 stages of sanding and 3 coats of Behlen’s Salad Bowl finish providesĀ  a long-lasting and human friendly protection.

Tony & Debbie have enjoyed collaborating together as artist. Having fun and being Happy is the journey!

Reciprocal Lapping Machine

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Just Loving my reciprocal lapping machine, it gives me those extra pair of hands and is saving me sooooo-much time.

NEW WORK: Mosaic Kiln form Glass Tile

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Custom Kiln Form Mosaic Glass Tile

Kitchen application.

Holiday OPEN HOUSE

Friday, November 12th, 2010

LeTort Glass Studio:

Holiday OPEN HOUSE – November 26th 6:0o PM – 8:30 PM

Stop by for Food & Refreshments and See What is New at 405 North East Street, Carlisle, PA.

“THE METAL PAD” a unique and new boutique…offering retro and modern home decor….fine metal artwork….glass art…much More!

ā€œKalosā€ the greek word for Beautiful

Monday, November 1st, 2010

History of the Kaleidoscopes

Invented by David Brewster 1816 – Scottish inventor- Sir David Brewster was studying many aspects of physical Science including polarization optics and properties of light.This invention is named after Greek words meaning beautiful from watcher, “kalos”, the Greek word for beautiful “endos” the Greek word=shape ” scopeo” the Greek work = to look at.

This Kaleidoscope is designed by woodworking solid woods laminated together in a beautiful pattern. The telescope is finished adding the special glass front surface mirror. This mirror is plated directly on the surface of the glass and not behind an 1/8″ or 1/4″ of glass like the mirrors used in bathrooms etc. This first surface mirror reflects greater and more precise.

TelescopesĀ  are different than Kaleidoscopes in there are no chips of glass, there is an acrylic ball on the end and a 3 mirror system that takes whatever you point it at and makes Kaleidoscopic patterns. This version of the Kaleidoscope is most popular as you are not locked into the same kaleidoscope pattern.

For more information on All Types of Kaleidoscopes go to:

www.kaleidoscopestoyou.com

641-454-2068 – 888-454-2068


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