Chicago Talent in Colorado Springs

July 27, 2012 in Art | Comments (0)

Tom Donaldson, formerly a Chicago-area artist, joined Hunter-Wolff Gallery with something new for the glass collector–kilnformed glass.  He has been working and developing different processes for 26 years and today concentrates on his speciality called kilnforming to make unique glass objects. This process is sometimes referred to as working with “warm” glass, because the working temperatures of kilnformed glass falls between the extremes of glass blowing, “hot” glass, and stained glass, “cold” glass. Tom rarely creates the same piece in multiples unless it is a series of glass tiles or for lighting. He points out to collectors that the value of his work increases with one-of-a-kind objects. How does he do it?  He uses many processes to get the look few can achieve, including fusing, slumping, sandblasting, cold polishing, torch-work, hotworking, high firing processes, and his famous “tortured” technique. Want to know more?  Just stop in and we will give you all the details you need to become an informed glass collector.


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