Dennis Wade Dichroic Glass

 
   These beautiful earrings and necklaces are made by Dennis Wade using a method that dates back to the 4th Century AD, called Dichroic glass-making. The use of this method by NASA in the 1990's in satellite mirrors reintroduced Dichroic glass-making to modern artists.  Dichroic glass, whose name means 'two color', is made by vaporizing metallic oxides into dust and letting the particles settle on hot glass. The process is repeated up to forty-five times, then fired in a kiln to fuse the oxides to the glass. The coating bends and fuses the rays of light that go through the glass, creating a whole spectrum of colors.
  Dennis Wades' pieces beautifully exhibit this ancient method in an elegant, modern way.



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