Koppar Glass Kollection - Ajo
This piece features a natural leather cord for a rustic and earthy element. Cord is about 30" in length. Yes - it's an acorn.
"Ajo " refers to an old community in southern Arizona that used to be a large copper mine.
Arizona Artist: Miriam Carlson-Maier.
On view at Grotto Gallery "Escape the Madness" exhibit which runs through January 12th, 2018 in downtown Tempe, Arizona.
This is our "Koppar Glass Kollection" ~ my little exploration with copper foil and different combinations and layers of glass while making each bead. An alchemy adventure.
Hence the name... "koppar" is Swedish for copper.
The glass beads are made by hand by manipulating soda-lime glass rods in a 4,000 degree flame until molten using a torch, fuming the copper foil to the glass, and then annealing it in a kiln over-night.
This collection, appropriately, combines the flame-worked glass beads in handcrafted pieces with copper wire work as well as Japanese glass seed beads.
Each piece is entirely unique and one-of-a-kind and made by these hands.
Glass. Copper foil. Copper wire. Leather. Waxed linen.