Vivid and bright colors combined with transparent layers and pieces of opaque glass create a depth in a work of glass that plays with light.
The medium in which Jantine Koppert works is known by different names: fused glass, kiln formed glass or warm glass. During the process, pieces of glass are melted together by a temperature of 800-900 C. Often followed by a second time in the kiln with a slightly lower temperature in which the finer lines are applied to the piece. Finally, the piece of glass is brought to shape in the kiln on a much lower temperature followed by an annealing process in which the object cools down very slowly. The process in the kiln can’t be controlled entirely, this makes it very exciting to open de kiln.
Every piece is unique. The artist often works with opaque pieces of glass that were made in limited editions, this enhances the unicity of every work of glass.
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