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Fused glass or kiln cast glass is made by melting glass in a kiln at very high temperatures. The colour in the glass can be made by adding various metals or metaloxides. For instance, adding 0.001% metallic gold turns changes the coulour of the glass into rich ruby red.
Jo Downs advanced fusion techniques allow for the creation of abstract designs of individuality, colour, texture and depth. The fusing facility is suited to undertake large architectural and interior projects. Panels can be produced up to 4m x 1.5m. Each piece is handmade and as such, no piece is the same. Commissions include cruiseliners, hotels, corporate head offices, and a variety of private commissions, ranging from family homes to doctors surgeries and churches.