Buying Handcrafted Art is good for local environment

Handcrafted Art does not require great effort, huge machines, large-area halls and noisy manufacturing.
Handcrafted art start his journey at home, in small studios or in the garage. The handicraft comes from your neighborhood, so it doesn't require complicated logistics.

The handicraft comes from mind, from heart each piece is unique and the artist's hands are unique and inimitable. When you decide to buy art from an artist, you ensure originality.

Handicraft directly also the local economy, not only in the artist's the family also support business nearby. By purchasing Modern City Art Fusion Glass, you support handcrafted industry and provide yourself with a unique gift in the form of local art.

By buying handcrafted art, it gives the artist the motivation to continue working. The craftsman feels good and is charged with strength for further work and creativity. He invests many times the money earned on his activities in his studio, creating a job.

The little-known artist many times creating new trends that are observed or intercepted by large corporations and brands. A local artist doesn't have larg budgets or huge recognition and their art most of the time is known locally. Is very important for local sociality to support local artist. To do this simply buy their art. 

Modern City Art machine for you handmade glass art fusing method.
Hand-made Fusing Glass - glass heat treatment technology. It consists in joining glass elements of various shapes, colors and grades under the temperature - all of them adopting corresponding spatial forms. As a result, we get beautiful patterns. Working with glass requires great concentration, patience and passion from the artist. Without passion, nothing can be done here. The extreme temperature at the blast furnace exhausts the artist physically. Often one glass painting or statuette is made for many hours or even days.
The artist is constantly learning and adjusting the level of his works.

The final effect can be very different depending on the glass used, the selection of colours and the use of transparent / opaque glass, and the form in which it occurs, the possibility of reactions between the glasses .

You will get a different decorative effect by using cut glass fragments, and another by sprinkling frits, powders or glass confetti, using previously made milleflori elements, or pre-burnt glass "bars".

Glass "sticks" are perfect for geometric compositions. Still other possibilities of decorating are the use of special paints fired at the fusing temperature. In addition, you also have control over the texture of the glass - the bottom side of the molten glass will always adopt the texture of the surface on which you melted the glass. In the case of using only one color, the most often decorative value is the texture or color variation resulting from the thickness of the glass (just like with water, the deeper, the more intense the color is)

Combining these techniques gives thousands of possibilities, and even making a series of products according to the same pattern gives the effect of a certain variability, which determines that you can feel the hand and character of the creator in these objects. In combination with the slumping technique, i.e. glass bending, fusing is suitable for making utility items, such as bowls, original plates, vases.

We love our plates and plater set made from fused glass, where we used 24 carat gold to give more uniqueness to our art. 

Fusing is a flat glass thermal technology that transforms angular glass into objects with organic, gorgeous shapes. In one sentence: it is glass that is placed on hand-prepared molds and then melted in a furnace at temperatures ranging from 593 to 813 degrees.

In various publications on artistic glass, it is very often described as "the latest trend in the field of glass". But although recent years have given us new technologies, the thermal processing of glass is an archaic process, now simply improved. We can look for the birth of this method in Egypt before our era. The exact details of Egyptian technologies are currently unknown to us, so to this day they are the subject of various historical debates - we only know for sure that the Egyptians were the first in this field of glass processing. They then advanced this method, as you might have guessed - the ancient Romans started constructing tiny objects and figures with this technique. From that moment on, this was the dominant application of fusing glass (until the so-called "blown glass" appeared, which in this function effectively replaced fusion - because it is simply, cannot be hidden, more precise).

In the centuries that followed, fusing seemed to lose its importance. It was true that it experienced its temporary (and how!) Rebirth during the Renaissance, but unfortunately it was only restored to favor in the 20th century. The USA emerged in the 1960s as a popular hobby - a way to pass the time on free afternoons. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, he entered the glass and art industry with a strong step.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PATERA - SHORT RECIPE First, we knead the mold by hand. The next step is to place the previously cut pieces of glass on it - colorless or colored. We can also use various accessories, such as: glaze, metal oxides, glass paints, filings, various minerals. We put all this together in the oven and set the right temperature - because what we choose is also of great importance: 1. 593 - 677 degrees, when we want to achieve the minimum degree, i.e. "Slumping" (from ang. Slump - get down, fall into snow) 2. 677-732 degrees we get "tack fusing", allowing for more precise separation of small elements 3. over 732 degrees is baked so-called "Full fusing". After these activities and after the items have cooled down, we can still subject them to additional treatments, e.g. sandblasting, polishing or chamfering. These cute "specialties" can be "served" with, for example, wood, metal, stone or other glass. Fruits, for example, look beautiful on the plates, but they are also great as placemats, for example on corals. Although fused glass products are made with a machine, it does not give them a factory or tape character. Manually making forms and the freedom to combine the materials make them often truly artistic and unique items.