Draped Light Shades
Our "draped" shades are made in a traditional kiln formed process.
The kiln forming process known as draping is the traditional fused glass artist’s main way of creating a light shade.
In this process, a fused blank is set in the kiln on a stainless steel mold and the glass heated enough so that it folds down around the mold. The artist designs the blank – choosing the colors and the outline, but physics creates the shape. The waves and folds are randomly made. No two shades are ever the same.
Form: Draped light shade – can be made with blanks using many fusing techniques.
Technique: Double layer fused glass blank draped over stainless steel mold and drilled for mounting on a fixture.
Size: Blank can be round, or other shape, but basic diameter varies from 10″ to 20″, resulting in a height from 6″ to 12″.