Daum: The Origins Of Pate de Verre

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Daum glass making: Pate de verre is a labour-intensive form of glass making that dates to around the second millennium B.C. It is thought that the Mesopotamians were the first to leave written records of this glass making process which they used to produce glass beads to decorate jewellery with and for making glass sculptures.

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Daum: The Origins Of Pate de Verre

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  2. 2. http://daum-glass.com The Origins of Pate De Verre Glass Making Techniques
  3. 3. http://daum-glass.com Pate de verre is a labour-intensive form of glass making that dates to around the second millennium B.C.
  4. 4. http://daum-glass.com It is thought that the Mesopotamians were the first to leave written records of this glass making process which they used to produce glass beads to decorate jewellery with and for making glass sculptures.
  5. 5. http://daum-glass.com Improvements to this glass making technique were introduced by the ancient Egyptians, by using pate de verre in intricate mosaics and to create storage and drinking vessels between 1500 and 1000 B.C.
  6. 6. http://daum-glass.com But it was the re-discovering of pate de verre by French archaeologists in the nineteenth century that made art glass making what it is today.
  7. 7. http://daum-glass.com Although pate de verre is one of the oldest and simplest of glass working techniques it is at the same time, one of the most challenging to be used correctly.
  8. 8. http://daum-glass.com The challenge comes from the nature of glass itself, which is both a liquid when molten and then a delicate and brittle solid once cooled.
  9. 9. http://daum-glass.com Glass is a magical and somewhat mysterious substance, and this form of glass making is an intriguing way to manipulate glass into stunning crystal figurines or decorative art glass vases.
  10. 10. http://daum-glass.com When used in conjunction with coloured crystal, metallic salts or oxides, a glass sculpture, crystal ornament or crystal vase made by the pate de verre process is an outstanding and dazzling work of art.
  11. 11. http://daum-glass.com The great advantage to using this glass making technique over other glass manufacturing processes is the ability for precise placement of particular colours in the mould before firing.
  12. 12. http://daum-glass.com In traditional French pate de verre, the artist mixed crushed glass with enamels or paint to form a paste that was carefully placed in a mould and then fired.
  13. 13. http://daum-glass.com Other ways of filling the mould with coloured glass often result in shifting of the glass when molten from where its original position prior to firing, but the pate de verre process helps to control this shifting by starting out with a glass paste rather than individual glass beads.
  14. 14. http://daum-glass.com It was a French glass making company called Daum that put art glass sculptures and crystal vase making back in vogue by combining this glass making process with moulds created from using 'Lost Wax' techniques.
  15. 15. http://daum-glass.com Basically each piece starts as a wax sculpture. The wax is then encased in a plaster mould and then expelled, "lost," by being steamed out of the plaster mould this leaves a negative which is filled with the coloured pate de verre paste and heated in a kiln until molten.
  16. 16. http://daum-glass.com Once cooled to room temperature, the mould is removed from the kiln and the glass sculpture or crystal vase is carefully removed from the mould and polished ready for display.
  17. 17. http://daum-glass.com Pate de verre is extremely difficult and time consuming to create and can easily be ruined during the heating phase of creation. Due to the delicate nature of this type of glass work, pieces are generally restricted to being only ornamental in nature such as glass wall art or art glass vases.
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