SLUG GLASS FLAT HANDMADE
6.5" x 2"
Mark has been working in glass since 1977. In 1985 he moved from stained glass and sand carved glass to lampworking and fusing glass. In 1996 he started the Mayne Island Glass Foundry where scrap window glass is melted to a liquid and recycled into cast and blown works. Over 87,000 pounds have been recycled at the Foundry during the last 10 years. Mark is dedicated to promoting the concept that glass art can be created while considering ecology. With newly-developed super-energy efficient glass furnaces, scrap glass can be recycled into art at approximately 10% of the traditional energy costs and are now in use in 16 countries around the world. Mark teaches, promotes new environmentally responsible technologies, and continues to "push the envelope", continually exploring new process and producing new works of art in glass.