Signed,1994, Cast pate de verre, 12.5h x 13dia
· Pennsylvania-based artist Karla Trinkley is best known for her unique approach through the use of the pate de verre, (“cast glass” or literally “glass paste”) technique. In this process, glass is coarsely ground, placed into a mold, and then heated until the particles fuse.
· She first became intrigued with the process while a student at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in the 1970s.
· During this time, Trinkley began to experiment with the connections between the mediums of glass and porcelain. The pate de verre method allowed her to create a new object that appears deteriorating, aged, and even ancient; qualities that can be found in her current practice of glass.
Photo by Jeff Dimarco
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