"My work explores the liquid nature of glass, allowing it to flow or fold, and then freezing it at the moment the glass reaches the desired shape."
Glass artist Ed Edwards is interested in creating pieces of glass that take advantage of the liquid appearance, transparency, and reflective nature of glass. Designing each piece so that it flows outside of the mold, Edwards
uses the outer edge of his bowls as legs that hold the bowl above the table's surface.
Edwards begins each piece by fusing the multiple layers of base glass and design elements together as a flat piece. He then creates a custom mold for each piece that allows the glass to fold and flow as it slumps. By cooling the piece at the right moment, Edwards freezes it in the desired form.
Originally trained as a stained glass artist, Edwards transitioned to fused glass for a commission and has continued to develop his unique perspective and style.