June 12 & 19, 2019

Glass Coral Reef lighted shadow boxes

Members of the The Glass Art Guild of Utah learned to create a glass Coral Reef scene in a lighted shadow box. We made components for our pieces by firing them in the kiln and lampworking them using a torch. The components were arranged on three layers of glass and then each layer was fired at a different temperature to give the layers depth. The next step was to wire LED strip lighting to illuminate our scenes. A handy on/off switch that sits close to the frame allows the LEDs to be easily turned on and off. 

Many thanks to our instructors: guild members Kerry Collett, Jodie McDougall, Onno Matteus, and John Whittaker.

Special recognition goes to Onno Matteus who developed this technique.

Close-up of glass coral reef
Guild members working on components for their glass coral reefs