All turtles can be mounted on the wall as well as placed on a table or stand. All stand-ups required two firings. The first firing is done by fusing all the pieces together to make the design. After the piece has cooled down from the first firing the piece is then placed on a mold to allow the legs to spread apart.
This technique is called Damn casting when we use a kiln. A damn is created by putting together usually four sides of a high temp material to hold glass chips together while they become liquid. With this technique you need to reach temperatures of about 1600 degrees and hold for about 30 minutes. It starts out at about 2 in thick and reduces down to 1 inch thick once cooled off.
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Heat Wave Glass offers custom stain glass panels for windows, window treatments, door panels, sky lights, light boxes for interior walls, cabinets, and fireplace screens. The artist is committed to offering unique and beautiful creations in the art of stain glass. He has over thirty years of experience in satisfying customers with high quality stained glass.
By owning a custom stain glass window or panel you are adding a personal touch to your home or office. Now, if you are building a new home or remodeling, you can enhance the beauty and value of your home. You, as the client, will be personally involved in choosing the types of glass, color, texture, and design. All windows can be made to any size, for permanent installation or to hang inside your window casing.
Price is determined by the intricacy of the design, size of the panel, and the type of glass used. All stain glass commissions are constructed on a first come basis with a 50% deposit. Allow 2 to 12 weeks for delivery depending on the design.
Jamille began his glass artistry in 1977 when he enrolled in a stained glass class at Loch Haven ART Center in Orlando, Florida. The next four years were spent perfecting the craft and teaching classes at his stained glass studio, Golden Years Glass, in the Orlando area.
After reading an article in a stained glass journal, Jamille became intrigued by the possibilities of fused glass, an art that had its beginnings in Egyptian times, around 2000 BC, and was virtually forgotten until recent years. Being never content with mastering stained glass, he learned the basics of fusing during a summer workshop at Bull's-Eye Fusing Ranch in Portland, Oregon in 1982. He experimented, enrolled in additional workshops, and became a teacher himself. Being a pioneer of this resurging glass art movement, Jamille was one of the first artists to display his work in galleries, art shows, and other exhibits on the East Coast, such as the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, and also at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
His current passions are designing various Animal Stand-up Figures, Vases, Dichroic Bowls in various sizes, Vessels, Plates, Contemporary Wall-piece's and Glass Casted Art Objects.
His work is more spiritual than political. He usually has themes for the work based on his feelings of spirituality, or reaching for light and beauty. He strives for beautiful craftsmanship while pushing the material to its limits in creating art to enhance our living and working environments.
Seminole Jr. College, Sanford, FL (B.A. Business/Art 1969)
Pratt Art Institute, Seattle, WA (B.F.A. Art/Design 1975)
Scholarship Award, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, 1985
Merit Award, National Endowment for the Arts, 7th Annual National Heritage Fellowships, 1987
Scholarship recipient, Penland Art School, Penland, NC, 1989
Glass in Design 90 Exhibit, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., 1990
"Color of Light' competition, 2nd place, Optical Coating Laboratory, Portland, OR, 1992
O'Connell Gallery, Lincoln City, OR
Blue Spiral I, Ashville, NC
Electric Glass, Hampton, VA
Looking Eyeglass, Houston, TX
The Glass Straw, Tampa, FL
Connell Gallery/Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA
3 Monkeys, Cocoa Beach, FL
2011 Mt. Dora Art Festival - Award of Excellence
2011 Disney's Festival of the Masters - 2nd Place in Glass
2011 Space Coast Art Festival - 2nd Place in Glass
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