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Jane Cairns Irvine

Jane lives in her small seaside home town on the North Shore of Long Island, NY.  This town is surrounded by rocky, yet gentle beaches, rolling hills and the changing colors of each season which captivates and inspires Jane’s design sensibility.   Jane is a veteran to Fused Glass, prolific and knowledgeable of this craft, she constantly expands her skills, while discovering new possibilities of this medium.   The development of an eco-conscious alternative in art glass, utilizing distinctive style and visual appeal brings a new dimension to green living as a stylish and smart choice.  Jane exhibits her work at galleries, shows and craft fairs.  Jane wholesales to fine craft retail shops and she teaches classes throughout Long Island and in her studio.

Wholesale inquiries welcomed.

 

About Fused Glass

Also known as warm glass, was originally developed in ancient civilizations dating back to 2000 BC.  The art of glass fusing continued to develop and was the primary method of making glass objects until the emergence of glassblowing which provided a more efficient process.  Kiln formed glass began to regain popularity at the end of the 19th century in Europe.  The studio glass movement, which began in the 1960's, saw a steady increase in interest in the art of fused glass.   Currently, fused glass is a growing, popular art medium with constantly increasing interest with artists, collectors and hobbyists.

What is Fused Glass

Glass fusing is the process of layering multiple pieces of compatible glass, firing it in a kiln to the point of softening to join the layers together to form a solid piece. The varying degrees in temperature combined with the selection of fusible glass makes this medium filled with possibility and wonder.  The addition of Dichroic Glass adds another dimension that is hard to resist.  Dichroic coatings were developed by NASA for scientific applications.  Dichroic means two color or two light.  This represents the different aspects of the glass coating which will reflect a different color than that which shines through the glass.  It is a magical medium and always creates an object of beauty. 

Through sound technical knowledge combined with fine craftsmanship, each piece has been created with care, patience and skill.  Proper firing and annealing are important steps in kiln firing glass.  Each piece has been fired according to recommended firing schedules to insure a quality piece of art glass.  Enjoy your purchase and know that a little bit of Jane has gone into each piece! 

Schedule of Events:

November 19, 2010  6:00 - 9:00 pm - Cocktail party and Studio Sale.  See Jane's work in her studio along with Jewelry by Kathleen DiResta Designs  and Light Sculptures by David Cairns and work from Beth Costello including Inner Child Dolls, cards, prints, t-shirts and more.
November 20, 2010 11:00 - 4:00 - Studio Sale

December 2, 2010,  5:00 - 7:00 pm - "Meet the Maker" Event at Think Long Island First, Oyster Bay, NY.  Jane will be the featured artist.  http://www.thinklongislandfirst.com/

December 4, 2010 - Sea Cliff Arts Council Holiday Boutique, village Hall, Sea Cliff, NY

December 10, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Cocktail Party and Sale
December 11 - 12, 2010 11:00 - 4:00 - Studio Sale.  See Jane's work in her studio along with Jewelry by Kathleen DiResta Designs  and Light Sculptures by David Cairns and work from Beth Costello including Inner Child Dolls, cards, prints, t-shirts and more.

December 18 - 19, 2010 - 11:00 - 4:00 - Studio Sale.  See Jane's work in her studio along with Jewelry by Kathleen DiResta Designs  and Light Sculptures by David Cairns and work from Beth Costello including Inner Child Dolls, cards, prints, t-shirts and more.


Contact  Jane for information on taking classes!

       

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44 Railroad Plaza, Glen Head, NY 11545 516-216-4630