Sand-blast etched wide mouth mason jar with a celtic bird design.
About the Artist
Peace Core Glass Art is just me, Robert Czekanski, a Sacramento based artist who works primarily with glass & mirror. In a process called sandblasting, highly compressed air mixed with sand-like abrasive is shot through a gun, eating away, or etching the surface of the glass, leaving a rough, or frosted texture. Thus avoiding use of the toxic chemicals associated with the acid-etching method. By cutting stencils using protective masks, intricate designs can be carved at depth. The thicker the glass, the deeper it’s possible to go, so in effect a virtual 3-D glass sculpture is created.
I am absolutely committed to reducing and mitigating our impact on the planet. I constantly reduce, reuse & recycle. My source material is almost exclusively upcycled. I rescue jars from the trash. I scour curb alerts, yard sales & thrift stores. I design to literally remove, or at least obscure, the scratches and flaws. I take delight in transforming what was once destined for the trash into something beautiful and unique. Even the adhesive stencil mask material I use is the waste product of an industrial print shop adjacent to my glass studio. I believe we all have a part to play in sustaining and supporting that which sustains and supports us, and a responsibility to protect our mighty, yet vulnerable, Mother Nature.
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