Ambient Art Glass

  art glass by Jane Godfrey and Sondra Radcliffe The many faceted glass processes begin with an original design or an inspired idea. We enjoy creating texture, depth and mystery which engages the viewer into the magic of each glass creation. The many moods of glass change with the time of day and with each season. It's illuminating quality creates a presence that enhances any space.

Our stained glass panels are created utilizing the original Tiffany copper foil technique along with the finest imported and domestic hand blown glasses. A design is conceived in collaboration with a client, choosing together colors and types of glass. Sometimes our work incorporates fused pieces, jewels, bevels, agates or rondals. Each piece of the design is cut and copper foil is placed around it's edges. Then the panel is reassembled on the original design for soldering. A flux is applied to the seams that allows the solder to adhere to the copper foil and hold the pieces together permanently. A patina is applied to the solder lines to create a black or copper color. The panel may then be framed in copper, brass or zinc channeling and prepared for hanging. It can also be framed in wood or installed directly into any existing architectural space.

In fused glass the original design incorporates cut glass, various sizes of frit (ground glass) and mosaic techniques. It is then placed into a kiln. Depending upon the desired end results, the time and temperature in heating, soaking and cooling are closely monitored.
Often it takes three to six firings to achieve the desired artistic effects. The slumping process creates different shapes similar to those that appear in our bowls and platters.


  Stained Glass
rondal abstracts
Rondal Abstracts
  Fused Glass
bowls and platters
tables & table art
garden art
Bowls & Platters
Tables & Table Art
Garden Art

Artists' Statement

 Ambiente Art Glass
Sondra Radcliffe & Jane Godfrey / Portland Oregon 97217