Sixteen vertical bands of multi-colored glass are installed between the rungs of this 40 foot long fence which separates the public plaza from the private, residential courtyard. The glass panels were kiln-cast, a process by which one-time-use plaster molds are placed inside of 1550 degrees Fahrenheit kilns. Float glass is loaded on top of the molds and color is added. Each panel is annealed for 24 hours and then removed from the plaster for cleaning, polishing, and installation.
Tim Tate co-founded the Washington Glass Studio in 2001 and has been working with glass for more than a decade. The studio was able to use these glass panels as educational tools in their school prior to installation.
Funded by the Shooshan Company.