I’ve just uncovered this video of
A glass blower who concocts her own special type of glass formula. She tweaks the composition of the glass in order to alter the colours dramatically. This relates quite well to my topic of temperature sensitive glass. Her glass does not work in exactly the same way as what temperature sensitive glass does, but the concept is very similar and thus still relevant. Where temperature sensitive glass changes colour when exposed AFTER it is in its solid form, Elodie Holmes’s glass is altered while it is still in it’s molten phase.
As she blows the glass, she is quite aware of how much she heats the glass or how much she cools it. Because she is so aware of what her medium is doing, this allows her to get precisely the shades and range of colour that are prominent within her work.
This video below I sourced from youtube, It goes for under two minutes so check it out.