Fusio Studio Tapestries Tray
The Fusio Studio in Bozeman, Montana focuses on kiln formed glass. Richard Parrish, the studio owner and designer, is also an architect, and owner of Studio Poiesis, an architectural design firm. Richard views glass as an architectural building material and glass art has a long history of integration into architecture.
Fused glass is done in a kiln. Sheets of glass are cut and fit together, then fused at about 1500 degrees.
Each row of colored glass is alternated with a clear layer of glass making it appear the piece is woven. Purity of form is maintained in the square shape of the piece. The 16" square is composed of linear patterns of glass strands creating a fiber-like texture. The tapestry plate shows the soft diamond pattern created with the strands of glass.