Marc Kalifa

Glass Artist

‘ Sand Casting “

” Sand Casting ” in my home studio.

I really like the feel of casting hot glass into a sand box.

I have been sand casting small component for scultures for a long time.

A  few years ago I participated in a sand casting workshop in Sweden, I have been converted ever since.

At 1200 degree C the glass is becoming very fluid, flowing out of the laddle like honey on a hot day, it will take whatever shape I’ve put into the sand.

It’s a great technique to bring out textures and depth into the glass.

The frosted sand texture offers a great contrast with the fire polished side of the cast.

The larger the piece of cast glass, the longer it will take to cool down without cracking.

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