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Jenefer Ham

I'm interested in how colors and textures interact to create emotion. I am mainly self-taught, and my style developed as I focused on capturing light frolicking within my pieces. After five years working with glass I feel there's much left to explore, and have felt fortunate to have the materials, time and space available in my own workshop.

My pieces are created by layering and melting together various shapes and colors of glass in a fusing kiln, which heats the glass to 800 Celsius. Most pieces go through several heating and cooling cycles in the kiln, as, once cooled, I add more layers of glass, or use cold-working tools to shape the glass, then re-fuse the piece. Each cycle takes about 20 hours to heat the glass safely, fuse, then anneal properly as it cools, so some pieces spend a week in the kiln! The final journey through the kiln is at a lower temperature of 650 Celsius, as the finished piece assumes its dimensional form, taking shape from the selected mold, some of which I've sculpted from clay. This multi-cycle process creates a depth of color and a unique piece of glass that is simply un-duplicatable.

Finished work ranges from wall (hanging) and windowsill (self-standing) art, to functional bowls and platters, to jewellery. All pieces are food safe, and can be cleaned with a soft sponge and washing up liquid, as needed.

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