Slumped Glass is an elegant way of creating texture or patterns into flat glass. A sheet of glass is placed on a mold, which has been fashioned using a variety of techniques, and placed inside a kiln. It is then heated to extreme temperatures nearly to a liquid state. Gravity then cause the glass to “slump” into the mold which gives shape and undulation to the glass.
Slumped glass can be tempered, bent, hand-painted, sandblasted, or just about any other decorating technique used on standard glass. Because the process is done by hand, each piece is unique and individually, a work of art in itself.