About Interiors FurnishingsWorking with You Attache Design Press PGD Blog Contact Us

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thomas Long Glass

Glass blowing is not for the faint of heart...

Take Thomas Long for example...

The furnace is hot ~ 2100 to 2400 degrees...


The construction meticulous or else....

From his website I gleamed this information ~

The Work: During the last few years I have been focusing on large architectural, sculptural installations out of blown glass. The process starts out with a sketch which I do on site if possible. Once the design is finished, I hand blow each piece and lay out each part of the sculpture into the evolving work. I then template the piece and fabricate my framework to secure the sculpture. The usual turn around for a custom wall sculpture is about 2 months or less depending on location. I have work in homes and commercial spaces throughout the US, and have my work in collections in Hong Kong, the UK, and traveling the seas on a luxury cruise ship. Please visit my video page to see the process of blowing glass in the studio.

About the Glass: In the studio we have an electric furnace that maintains the temperature of the glass between 2100-2400 degrees. The clear glass that we use is from the Phillips company and is shipped from Holland. It contains pure refined quartz with virtually no impurities. In my work I utilize the highest quality glass colors available internationally today, which enables the rich colors to come through in my glass and patterning.

Green info: We strive to limit any waste in our studio. Waste glass is reduced through our streamlined process in our hotshop and any leftover glass is recycled and used by a glass artist in North Carolina to make seaglass candles.

The results are spectacular...

Want more? Watch this video of Thomas and assistant creating ONE piece for a wall sculpture.

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful! There is something to be said for this type of art -- I think it's incredibly fascinating. I was once in Seattle and visited a gallery that was featuring works by Dale Chihuly. Quite fabulous! Thomas has such a gift, and his creations are extraordinary.

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend, Paula Grace,


How wonderful! You are leaving me a comment. Thank you!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin