Wire Melts

Wire Melts


Karla loves making and using “wire melts”.

In this technique, small pieces of glass are strategically placed on a stainless steel wire mesh screen and heated to 1540 degrees. As the pieces become liquid, they slowly drip through the mesh and onto the kiln shelf which allows random mixing of colors as they merge into a single sheet. This gives the wire melt a wonderful organic feel and a special beauty.

After cutting to shape and kiln forming in a mold, the finished piece is part intent, part magic, and beautifully mysterious.

Karla’s specializes in this area, making large and complex wire melts and integrating them into her works.