Kiln-glass artist Arrianne Jane Bright she has worked in glass for 14 years. For 12 of those years she has worked for Bullseye Glass, the preeminent manufacturer of compatible hand-made art glass. They have provided her with training in all aspects of kiln-glass and the influence of international kiln-glass artists.
Her art utilizes the natural chemical interaction inherent in glass—each piece coldworked to reveal texture and pattern evocative of organic shapes.
About the Process:
Coldworking, as it sounds, is changing the shape or surface texture of glass using tools and processes that do not rely on heat. Coldworking methods include grinding, carving, engraving, polishing, sandblasting, and other techniques.
Kiln-glass (or kilnformed glass) objects are made with glasses tested as compatible for fusing when heated in a kiln. Tested compatible glasses were developed and are manufactured by Bullseye Glass Co. in a variety of forms and in a sophisticated palette of colors. Once assembled as desired and heated in a kiln, the glasses soften, fuse together, and assume the shape of whatever surface they’re resting upon or within, such as a flat kiln shelf, curved mold, or casting mold.
“I find wonder in the natural world and often return from roaming hikes strewn with seeds, pods and other fantastic treasures. I gain inspiration from organic shapes and form from which i carve away the glass and expose what lies beneath.” – Arrianne Bright, 2016