Thomas McPhee

Cast Glass

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This stunningly crafted Cast Glass Bird Statue is made with Pâte de verre, a timeless formula used by classical societies. It features intricate details and fits comfortably in your hand, making it a beautiful, inspiring conversation piece.

Pâte de verre, which translates to "paste of glass" in French, is a delicate and sophisticated technique in glassmaking. It involves creating intricate glass objects by mixing finely crushed glass with a binding agent, usually a gum or resin, to form a paste. This paste is then meticulously packed into a mold and fired at a precise temperature in a kiln.

The result? A breathtakingly detailed and translucent glass piece, reminiscent of stained glass in its luminosity and charm. Pâte de verre allows artists to achieve intricate designs, vibrant colors, and a remarkable level of detail, making it a favorite among glass artists who seek to push the boundaries of their medium.