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Cees Kok ( 1943 - )

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Scandinavian et alia art glass187 of 200menno jonker ( 1968 - )tapio wirkkala
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Posted 2 years ago

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vlkma238412
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Cees Kok 23 cm high top 33 cm by 30 cm base 7 cm diameter signed cees kok 960301. Fused clear white and blue glass . you can put it up straight or lay it down on its side both work great. regularly have on laying on the floor.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    This is a substantial piece!
    Is it blown?
    No, it must be pressed in!
    Amazing!
  2. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 2 years ago
    vetraio50 tried to translate several texts to explain it hope i did it right

    The term 'fusing' refers to the technique where several pieces of glass, usually of different colours, are melted together in a kiln - usually an electric powered oven - this creates one unified piece of glass.
    This process which involves temperatures up to 900 degrees celcius can take anything from 24 - 48 hours. This firing process is repeated as often as necessary in order to reach the desired effect.
    When the artist has achieved his final flat sheet of coloured glass it is time for the last firing. This is when the form or shape of the object is created.
    The sheet of glass is put once more into the kiln and with the help of 'moulds' is 'slumped' into a form. When the glass is at a temperature of about 650 degrees celcius it begins to soften and to stretch. By careful control of the weight, temperature and viscosity of the glass, a specific shape can be achieved. The duration of the final firing process very much depends upon the particular object that is being made. It can take anything from 24 to 72 hours and sometimes it can be even longer.
    Final finishing of the piece is done using a range of cold-working techniques - cutting, grinding, polishing, sandblasting and sometimes engraving.

  3. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 2 years ago
    also this little with fine sand covered bowl is made with the same technique

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/65962-frank-van-der-ham-1952
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thank vlkma! Got it!
    "Fused" is totally correct.
    Your explanation is perfect too!
    The imperfections lay here with me.
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    There's not much written about him on the net. Your piece is better than anything there that I saw. Where did he make this?
  6. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 2 years ago
    dont know much about him I liked this one one cause it is partially clear and so you can see the colors being pulled down by gravity ( you can see the process) and i liked the edge . there are also pieces then there are things sticking out or with a extra foot but i like it simple.
  7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    Wow, you don't stop surpeising us all! Great piece!

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