Fused Glass Doors

I created these two, double panel doors for a third-floor kitchen in a beachfront home in Duck, North Carolina.
Being high up, I thought it would be nice to have a feeling of being in the clouds while cooking and dining.

This was around 1985 when some of the glass factories began offering glass that made it possible to fuse different colors together. By cutting the glass slightly larger than the patterns, overlapping the edges and firing to the melting point, I was able to make these panels without lead lines. This allowed the sunlight to “hang” on the fused joints, moving from joint to joint as the day progressed. An unexpected and surprising discovery from this new process.