2019 / Copper

113 is a result in an ongoing series of experiments exploring the relationship between copper alloys and glass. Here, the characteristics of both materials have been manipulated to create significant discrepancy in their respective coefficients of expansion. A glass form is blown conventionally, then a liquid alloy (predominantly copper) is poured in. Due to the discrepancy, the glass shatters off as the piece cools, leaving a metallic shadow of itself. The metal, when hot, does not come in contact with Oxygen on the glass side of the form, leaving an iridescent finish, contrasting with a coarse oxidized finish on the inside surface.