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Ring of Steel

Art Glass Sculpture

Created by Lisa Becker
With inspiration derived from the beauty of an eclipse or the iris of an eye, this sculpture features an open negative space interior surrounded by a 2.5" band of solid glass murrini.

The murrini starts as a 1500 degree Fahrenheit block of glass that is pulled into long rods. Each rod contains a unique concentric circle design inside. Once cooled, the rods are nipped into thousands of individual pieces ranging from .0625 to .5" diameter. They are meticulously pieced together and fired again at 1500 degrees.

After firing, the glass levels to aprox. .25" thick and is smoothed with a series of diamond grit pads to ensure a professional edge finish. The sculpture can be displayed from the satin, smooth side or the more glossy, lustrous side.

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