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.
Lighted Wire Melt Sink
This beautiful vessel sink makes this tiny bathroom work.
Wall Sconce Set in Red
These fiery wall sconces were created for a newly constructed home.
Spectrum In Motion
Like a liquid rainbow, this piece captures color in motion.
Campi Che Scorre
Like long grass in a breeze, this wire melt bowl appears to flow in many shades of green.
The warm dark colors bubble and flow like the lava surface of a new planet...
A pink-themed wire melt, made into a shallow 10" square dish.
The swirls of color fill this piece with mysterious depths.