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Kiln Fusing Services (NAG Guideline)

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Kiln Fusing Services (NAG Guideline)

Northern Art Glass offers a kiln firing service for customer’s fused glass projects. Order our service online and schedule a drop off with us! The average time frame from drop off to finished product is 24-48 hours. Two formats are available, a Tack Fuse at 1350 degrees or a Full Fuse at 1450 degrees. Cost depends on the size and/or quantity of your project pieces. Shelf dimensions are as follows: 7.5” square (small kiln), 14” square (medium kiln) & 23” round (large kiln) The Basics of Glass Fusing Glass, a solid, fragile material that we are all familiar with. When heated...

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The Maiden inspired by Alphone Mucha

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The Maiden inspired by Alphone Mucha

This leaded panel was inspired by the illustrations of Alphonse Mucha, a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style.   Mucha was famous for his commercial posters but he also worked in a variety of other media, including furniture, jewelry, and theatrical sets. He mostly worked in Vienna and Paris, but was also in Chicago, where he taught at the Art Institute, from 1904 to 1910. The densely patterned posters epitomize the Art Nouveau interest in natural forms, decoration, and a rejection of the anonymity of mechanical production. Our master painter, Vasile Mosanu, spent two...

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Tiffany Lamp at Northern Art Glass

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Tiffany Lamp at Northern Art Glass

Louis Comfort Tiffany left a legacy of stunning, nature inspired glass lamps shades. There is a renewed interest in the art of lamp building. Patterns and shaped forms in a multitude of sizes and shapes are available for the stained glass enthusiast to emulate. A Tiffany designed ‘Dragonfly’ lamp is underway at Northern Art Glass. Donna Edmondson has selected a yellow/red/green Uroborus glass as the primary background. The dragonflies themselves are a translucent amber with wings of green and yellow granite streaky. Donna has made fused green jewels for the eyes in the kiln. Red and amber borders will complete...

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St. Isidore Catholic Church continued.

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St. Isidore Catholic Church continued.

A new stained glass window, a 9.5 ft. dia. “Resurrection” theme, is now installed high above the altar at St. Isidore Catholic church. This project took Northern Art Glass four months from design to installation with the knowledge that this would be an important feature of the new church building. Many of you who visited the studio have seen this work in progress. Projects in the studio are a collaborative effort, however, Vasile Mosanu deserves all the credit here. Vasile designed the full size artwork and cut and painted each pane of glass. The result is spectacular. The window is...

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Custom Fused Gorilla

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Custom Fused Gorilla

A silver back gorilla in the wild ... well, it came out of our kiln after many hours of designing, cutting, matching pieces and sand blasting.

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