Imported Glass - A very broad and carefully selected range of hand made and machined glass including Youghiogheny, Uroboros, Spectrum, Kokomo and more.
Each piece is chosen for its colour palette and texture much like a painter selects and mixes oils. Fused glass pieces are all selected from the Spectrum 96 range of compatible 96 coe glass with
often multiple firing schedules employed to achieve desired results.
Frames Borders & Bases - Many pieces might include a frame, border or base which are handcrafted from either salvaged local timbers or welded steel
Natural Agate Slices - These natural stone slices are simply polished to a high lustre. They are not colour treated in any way to ensure the colour
does not fade over time so you can rely on the everlasting beauty of each piece.
Semi precious stones - Added to give the strength, magic and dimension of nature, stones might include petrified wood, zebra, tigers eye, mookaite even
the paler quartz
Mixed materials - Feathers, copper strips, glass nuggets, shells, stones, beads, leaves even discarded snake skin from a resident diamond python make
their way into my work as I am inspired.
Cold Working Technique - Jacqueline uses the copper foil technique (Tiffany). Each piece of glass is painstakingly cut then ground with diamond bits to
smooth the edges. Then each piece has copper foil wrapped around its edges before soldering. Mixed media pieces are either threaded with copper wire or
wrapped in copper foil also. Flux is applied before joining the two metals together, allowing the solder to flow easily. When applied to copper foil, hot
solder melts and creates a sturdy seam that holds the glass pieces together. For larger works a flat copper reinforcement is placed between glass for extra rigidity. Once the piece is completed it is
then washed and polished, ready for display.
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