My focus from the beginning of my fusing life has always been to create a sense of depth in my designs; had that not been the case I would not be doing the work I am capable of now. This sets me apart from other warm glass artists that I have run across over the years.
Given that a dichroic glass coating on black glass shows only the reflected color, I learned early on not to use black glass for my bottom layer. But if black is the absence of color, dark cathedral glass, like my favorite colors purple, dark blue, violet, or green, allow plenty of light to enter a piece and allow a dichroic coating on clear glass to show in possibly three colors. This adds to depth. Read Allen's full statement here...
Allen Martel, Skilled Laborer, Grounds
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