Ann Aas

Chanhassen MN

www.annmadeinminnesota.com

2019 Booth #

© Ann Aas

© Ann Aas

I love playing with fire and unpredictable and endless possibilities of glass fused to metal. I begin with hand cut or stamped copper or brass. Some shapes require punching, pinching or fold forming to prepare them for enameling. I use a mapp gas torch and the immersion method to fuse the glass to the metal. Each piece is heated with the torch and then dipped in the crushed glass. This process is repeated 4-12 times depending on the size of the piece. A variety of techniques are used to add surface interest. Some are finished with a coarse glass called frit, some have ceramic decals fused into the surface while others are finished with an enamel silk screen. Hand painting is used to create multi color designs. I use riveting, wire wrapping and knotting to finish my pieces. My pieces include earrings, bracelets pendants and statement necklaces