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I started making mosaics over 30 years ago. More recently I began making fused glass panels and fell in love with the process of fusing. I hand cut and shape every piece of glass for my panels, each batch sometimes requiring several firings in the kiln to get it right.
There is always some mystery in what the glass will do in the metamorphic process of heat. 
 The fusions are “infused” with reflectivity and energy through the medium of glass with all its transparency and color.
I find myself choosing colors for a particular batch of panels depending on my mood. The interchange between color and my creative process drives my work; so much so that when I try my hand at other things like bronze casting I feel like I am living my life in monochrome and that a certain degree of my eyesight has been taken away from me.
As a former animator, characterization has always been very important to me and plays…

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  • Born on January 6
  • Joined April 25, 2012

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Glass, dicroic glass, smalti, Bullseye glass

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Fused Glass Art by Martin Cheek

About

I started making mosaics over 30 years ago. More recently I began making fused glass panels and fell in love with the process of fusing. I hand cut and shape every piece of glass for my panels, each batch sometimes requiring several firings in the kiln to get it right.
There is always some mystery in what the glass will do in the metamorphic process of heat. 
 The fusions are “infused” with reflectivity and energy through the medium of glass with all its transparency and color.
I find myself choosing colors for a particular batch of panels depending on my mood. The interchange between color and my creative process drives my work; so much so that when I try my hand at other things like bronze casting I feel like I am living my life in monochrome and that a certain degree of my eyesight has been taken away from me.
As a former animator, characterization has always been very important to me and plays a significant part in my work as I think you will see.
The panels come in 2 styles: you can either hang them, say in a window pane, or place them on a counter in a stand.
Either way, when light illuminates them, they are quite lovely. I hope you will think so too.
I work from a studio in the U.K., and have a small distribution outlet in the United States so that shipments to customers in the U.S. and Canada are more affordable. Please let me know if you have any comments and enjoy browsing!
Martin

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