Dimensions: 0.2" x 0.3"
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The above is an original piece handcrafted by Rosario Torres and Edo Mor. The quality glass used is reclaimed from a framing company, otherwise bound for the landfill. It is generously thick and solid!
The technique behind Rosario and Edo's work is a complex process of painting the glass with enamel oxides, layering with metal inclusion such as copper and mica, and fusing the glass in a kiln. The materials react with each other and coalesce into something greater than the sum of its parts: "It is our own glass canvas."
As Rosario explains, "The majority of our enamels are 'home-made' - that is, we mix raw metal oxides and frit them down, in the ages-old way, with a porcelain mortar and pestle. Preparing our own colors grants us greater control over hue, opacity, and texture. It also creates a special intimacy with the work which defies easy categories. In the craft world, we might be compared with fusion cuisine.''