Fused Glass Mandalas
My fused glass mandalas are created from hundreds of pieces of broken glass, called frit. Some shapes are cut from larger pieces of glass and ground to an exact shape, fitting together like pieces of a puzzle. The fused glass mandalas are forever changing works of art, glass transforming into different shades and reflections as the light moves throughout the day. They can be sold with a standard metal stand, or with a custom stand created by Will Slagel, a blacksmith friend of mine who creates beautiful functional and sculptural metal work.
Fused glass mandalas are 12″ in diameter. With the hand-wrought iron stand, the height is 16″.
Fused Glass Mini-Mandala Wall Hangings
My mini-mandalas begin with a glass tile. The frosted green tiles are purchased, but the other colors are created by layering clear and colored glass and fusing them in a kiln to create a square blank tile. The mandalas are created by cutting glass, fusing droplets, and bending very thin strands of glass over a candle flame. Once the pieces are arranged, the mandala is fired in the kiln at a temperature which retains it’s texture. The final mandala is siliconed to the blank tile, and a hangar is attached to the back so that you can tuck your meditative piece into the perfect spot on your wall.
The mini-mandalas measure 4″ x 4″, and range from 5/8 to 3/4″ thick, which includes the hangar attachment on the back.