Fabulous fusion

Reading Time: 13 minutes Fused glass is the heat bonding of separate pieces of glass in a kiln – a technique believed to be over 4,000 years old. More accessible than hot glass, there are hundreds of ways an artist can create diverse pieces using this method. Small wonder that it has become so popular. Catherine Rose meets two experts. (This article is also narrated by Catherine.)

Symbolism in glass jewellery

Reading Time: 8 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY CATHERINE ROSE
Symbolism has always been integral to human culture. Often much more than just a pretty trinket, jewellery can inform us about the wearer, whether it be through a wedding ring or a good luck talisman, writes Catherine Rose who also narrates her feature.

The mosaic school teaching resistance and innovation for a century 

Reading Time: 6 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY REBECCA ANN HUGHES
For 100 years, the Mosaic School of Friuli has taught its students how to continue creating an art that originated millennia ago. Rebecca Ann Hughes talks to the school and its alumni about how the institution is working to adapt and evolve in the modern world. Rebecca also narrates the feature.

Master of light

Reading Time: 9 minutes BY CATHERINE ROSE
Alexander Beleschenko believes that architectural glass is a “positive notation in the urban environment”. Catherine Rose talks to him about his love of large-scale architectural glass projects and explores some of the techniques he employs in his contemporary art practice.