|Land Sea Sky|
The location is a small home in Huntsville. Openings had been cut in interior walls to allow natural light to move through the home. These “interior windows” open into the main living space from a bedroom and a bathroom, so the owners understandably wanted a solution that would provide privacy, look good from both sides, and still let the light flow.
Fused glass has a slightly “pebbled” surface on one side from being fired on a clay shelf in the kiln. This subtle texture obscures the transparency of the glass, so for bathrooms especially, fused glass is an ideal window treatment.
The panels are 37 and 43 inches tall, and just 10 inches wide. These are challenging proportions to design for. We decided on a beach theme for one piece, and Birches for the second.
For the beach theme I worked impressionistically, incorporated vitreous paint and chunks of glass for texture suggestive of cresting waves, watery depths, and an ambiguous horizon line blending into sky.
|Spring Birches detail|