The form and flow of each piece of glass inspires Michigan artist Alysa Diebolt as she creates functional and sculptural pieces of fused art glass. Through the technical process, she has experimented with fused glass to produce a variety of pieces. A significant portion of her work revolves around the concept of functional beauty. Alysa observes that while people go through life using many things every day, she works to assure that they are not only usable, but versatile and visually attractive.
The process of fusing glass involves melting glass together in a glass kiln at 1450 degrees Fahrenheit for a significant period of time. It also includes a technique called slumping, where the glass piece is softened in a 1265 degree kiln where it is shaped over treated ceramic or stainless steel molds. Alysa's fused glass is food safe and hand-washable.