DarteGlass creates fused glass products.
Our goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for our customers by creating handmade fused glass designs.
I work with fused glass, and I am always intrigued with the results. I try not to limit my experimentation, so I add variety by creating unique pieces. Commission art work for customers and art galleries is always welcomed. I love seeing the joy that my creations bring to my friends and clients. I hope you will enjoy them as well.
There is no brick and mortar storefront. Everything I make is either going to be added to this website or be available at various events. To see my schedule, please click here.
What is Fused Glass
Fusing glass is the process of creating multiple firings, at high temperatures, in glass kilns. Because many firings can take many days to complete, it’s all about having patience. Pieces fire in the kilns at temperatures as high as 1500 degrees to melt the glass into the desired design. All pieces fire in stages (segments), from a slow ramp up to the desired temperature to an annealing process that prevents the glass from shattering. Finally, the glass slowly cools down and is ready for the next phase, which consists of either slumping the glass into a mold, or draping the glass over a mold to complete the design. The anticipation and urge to open the kiln early is a challenge, but it’s well worth the wait!