This snowflake was created from may tiny bits of transparent juniper tinted glass. The glass is fired to a temperature that allows for the tiny pieces to fuse together just enough to stick together. The result, an opaque, frosted or snowy appearance.
As they fall or accumulate, snowflakes only appear to be white. In actuality, they are translucent, where light is reflected rather than passed through. Because the light scatters and can not reflect or absorb consistently, the color only appears white.
- All art work is handmade by Robert Wiener in the DC Art Glass Studio. Kilnforming is a method of shaping glass in a kiln using heat and gravity. Techniques used by the artist include fusing, slumping, casting, printmaking and coldworking. It is common of kilnformed glass to have slight color shifts and small "champagne" bubbles. May contain sharp edges. Handle with care.