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Artist: Patricia Rendulic

Patricia has been working with glass as an art form for nearly two decades. She tried many styles of glass art and found herself most intrigued by a 15th century technique and made it her goal to recreate this art form. She has gone to great lengths to recapture this centuries old method that incorporates glass with metals such as gold, silver, copper, and bronze.

She spent 10 years studying the various processes and practiced through trial and error. The stains she uses are made using old recipes and ingredients to mimic the extraordinary staying power used by the masters of the past. She uses pure pounded metals and metal alloys. Many times she incorporates historic motifs acquired from her long years of study.

She loves the difficulties and challenges this art form takes on but creates a final product that seems to have just fallen into place. Each piece incorporates as many as fourteen steps and thus takes many hours from design to completion.

Learning the technique was her first challenge. The more she had to search for the information, the more she wanted to. The earliest written records she has been able to find were in a 15th Century arts handbook that was difficult to decipher since many processes and products have changed names over hundreds of years and it was originally written in Italian.

The art form itself, like many traditional arts, did seem to go in and out of favor and experience a resurgence every new century. The art form transverse Italy, France, England, and other parts of Europe. In the mid to late 1800s it became an art form in America. As was the case in the past, few practitioners are working in this art form. One fellow artist recently told her it was probably because it takes so much time and is so involved. Perhaps....

Artist: Mark Rendulic

Mark has over 19 years experience in creating art in glass. In a special made torch, he heats glass at temperatures over 2300 degrees to melt and form the shapes. He finds glass to be more challenging than traditional sculptural art forms. Unlike cold worked forms, glass becomes a free flowing liquid, cools quickly, and has a tendency to boil. The most difficult task requires that he shape it using handmade tools and gravity since he cannot touch it or push it into shape with his hands due to the extreme temperatures required to move it. His many years of training amd experimenting give him the ability to create just about anything he can conceive. Every commission that Mark receives is just as exciting as the first day he spent watching a sculptor create.


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