Glass Art Techniques: Fusing

The glass mirror frame GmbH from Munich interested in glass in building facades, coffee machines and countless other forms of application as everyday material. Given the omnipresence of glass seems almost implausible that glass objects were once valuable rarities. Also at the present time, glass used to produce art and jewelry objects. GSR GmbH from Munich reported a particularly popular method for the production of glass art, the fusing. The concept of fusing comes from the English language and means the merger”. This glass processing glass pieces of different color on 780-900 C are heated up and merged.

The temperatures to the successful merger of the glass must be how much, depends on thickness and exact composition much of his. Sometimes, items made of hitzebestandigerem material are fused by fusing with glass. The fusing is one of the oldest glass processing. Archaeologists have set his age to at least 2200 years. In the present, it has become a popular and diverse glass processing technique. By means of fusing, jewelry, decorative items, but also architectural elements are produced. When the craft fusing, matching pieces are separated from plan glasses of different coloring. These are then assembled to the planned art object.

The resulting spaces are filled with glass powder. The fusing is carried out in a kiln. The temperature selection is critical to the success of the Fusingprozesses. The temperature must be selected so that the glass is not liquid but just just so far is melted. So, it can enter a persistent connection to the adjacent glass and powder particles. By fusing closed, hard vitreous to be complete in itself produced. The entire process takes 18-22 hours. The resulting object can be processed after completion of Fusings. Glass is a traditional material with a modern character and a wide variety of applications. Further questions to the GSR GmbH from Munich answered possibilities of glass using at any time. Press contact glass mirror frame GmbH contact: Mr. Dieter Kuhn Duke Spitalstrasse 9 RGB. 80331 Munich Tel.: 0 89 / 26 02 61 87 fax 0 89 / 26 02 61 88 email: Homepage:

Illuminated Speicherstadt Fascinated

Celebration of light art Speicherstadt e.V. After sunset is the world’s largest historical warehouse complex, the Hamburger Speicherstadt, a special handwriting. Light artist Michael Batz is the brick architecture in soft light shine. Formerly dark customs abroad is the illuminated Speicherstadt symbol of Hanseatic merchant power today. Driving force behind the artistic illumination of the unique neighbourhood is the Club light art warehouse district, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on September 28.

With it numerous decision-makers from politics, culture and economy. The light art project in public space combines art with the architecture of the district. In the Speicherstadt illumination, the light becomes a part of the buildings, light and dark accentuate perspectives, lift the architecture in an appropriate brightness. Now, 1,000 spotlights illuminate fleet bridge and masonry, Gables and Bay, bringing winds hoods. The light artist speaks of the triumph of the weak light”, in which it to the compatibility of aesthetics, environmental compatibility and economy goes.

Sustainability is us a very major concern”, so Batz. The power for the entire storage city illumination is equivalent to the urban lighting of the brooktorkai Quay Street.” First modern LED light technology for traditional water Castle “at an anniversary ceremony with numerous decision-makers from politics, economy and culture was presented the latest project of the Association on September 28. With the latest LED technology by Philips the so-called surge is”in the midst of the Speicherstadt illuminated. A LED lighting concept for a historic building that is completely new in this form”, Batz on the barge trip explained to the guests. In time on the anniversary of the Association, Philips provides an implementation solution based on LED technology. LEDs are”highly energy efficient and much more durable than conventional lighting, Philips communications Chief Klaus Petri added the cooperation with the light-art Association. And It can be used quite specifically there, where the light is needed to achieve the desired effect without irradiate everything just with light. The entire illumination of the water Castle has electricity costs by less than 40 cents per hour.” Only since recently LEDs are technologically so far to create a pleasant, warm light and brightness required for such projects.