Sand Cast Glass Faces ‘Ethereal Faces’ by Teresa Chlapowski


Ancient artefact


L: 13cm x D: 5cm x H: 27cm
5 kg

Sand Cast Glass Faces ‘Ethereal Faces’ by Teresa Chlapowski

Modern sand cast glass faces that speak out through the ethereal glass like an ancient artefact

Made from a one-off mould that is destroyed at the end of the glass-making process.

A series of ceramic faces are pressed into the sand mould and blue glass powders are dusted into the mould before molten glass is poured in.

Afterwards, it is put into a Leer kiln to cool slowly for a number of days. Then the sand is removed to reveal the finished piece.

The piece can be viewed from the shiny and clear flatter side or from the sculptural 3D side, which is rougher

Mounted on a flecked bluestone base with a satin finish.

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Sand Cast Glass Faces – Artist

Teresa Chlapowski Glass Artist. Teresa is a mixed media artist working with photography, digital art, glass-influenced cyanotype prints, and both sculptural and functional glass.

From her studio in Harrow, she uses sand casting and fusing glass techniques and combines her glass work, with painting, photography, and ceramics to full effect.

She uses photography to document her artistic journey and to uncover inspiration in the wooded, autumnal undergrowth, ancient sand drifts by pitted cliffs, or clouds reflected in puddles.

Teresa began her artistic journey with knitwear, and spent many years designing, before taking classes in ceramics, sculpture, and glass at the University of Hertfordshire over the course of many years.

Glass was the medium that grabbed hold of her soul, and she knew this was the medium through which she could best express her worldview. She fell in love with its mysterious alchemical properties; what was once a flowing hot river became a solid form that makes light dance to its tune.

Teresa’s figurative sculptural work provides glimmers and glints of the human form. A mystery wrapped inside an enigma, that is both intriguing and revealing at one and the same time.

Her fused glass panels are influenced by her time as a textile artist, with organised lines in a riotous kaleidoscope of colours.
Teresa has continued to evolve her practice and has taken master classes with Colin Reid and Max Jacquard.

She has sand cast glass at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham and now sand casts with Jon Lewis and Ewa Warzyniak at Parndon Mill, Harlow.

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 13 × 5 × 27 cm


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