The artist

Hot Worked Fused Cast Glass is a process defined by Artist Nives Marcassolli creates her many layered suggestive glass fused. Glass is her medium and through the use of fire she transforms this medium in all forms, from powder to sheet glass, into layered and suggestive pieces, wherein an image is trapped in time, encased within the layers of rich colored glass. In order for Nives to get the movement on the surface of her pieces to resemble the surface of a moving undulating body of water, she has experimented and put to work various techniques which she refers to as Hot Worked Fused Cast Glass. The process is dynamic and intense, imagine pouring from a 25 kg crucible glass at 1200°C ! This little lady rocks!