In this series, I am experimenting with reactive glass and copper. The copper reacts chemically with the heated glass producing color variations around the copper inserts as seen in the Tiger Fish and the Dragon Fly below.  Both pieces use Bullseye’s reactive glass.  In the Tiger Fish, because of the longer firing time, the reaction of the copper and the glass makes it look like the copper inclusions are dripping.  While in the Dragon Fly, the reaction causes a mild halo around the copper.

Tiger Fish

Tiger Fish
Barbara Barnett
Cast glass with copper inclusions18x6x6″

fish 2  fish crop


Dragonfly Mesh
Barbara Barnett
Glass, Choreboy copper scrubs, metal beads

In the detail of the wing below, the darker red area is the area where the metal has reacted with the bullseye reactive glass.