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Create Depth Using Dichroic Glass

Looking to captivate people with your warm glass art? Then start using dichroic glass. Dichroic glass is glass that is one color when seen by reflected light and another color when light shines through it. This is sometimes due to the presence of minute quantities of colloidal gold.

Since it is easy to see dichroic colors reflecting off the surfaces of black-coated and clear-coated glass you will notice that companies only make what is called dichro/black and dichro/clear. Right now there are not that many companies out there coating glass with this unique metallic surface because it takes very specialized equipment. Thus you will find that it isn't exactly cheap to buy this extraordinary glass.

So how can I use dichroic glass in my warm glass artwork to really mesmerize the viewer? By firing dichro/clear with the coated side down you can create the perception of depth in your kiln formed glass art. This is because the viewer is actually looking through the clear layer to the dichroic coating below.

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