The Riddle of the Mirror

MA Thesis Final Work, 2019

Color and Material Research:
 

Silver Glass Colors and Reduction Reactions in Glass

This material research aims to explore the aesthetic and visual potential of silver glass colors and to search for a reliable method for producing neutral, silver-mirrored surfaces in glassblowing. Furthermore, the research aims to provide a set of guidelines for other creatives, which will enable them to utilize the potential of silver glass colors as a part of their artistic repertoire. I conducted this material research as one of the three integral parts of my MA thesis.

Documentation and Archiving 

During the research process, I experimented with different parameters - temperature, color thickness, type of flame, duration - and documented their effect on reflective quality of silver mirroring effect and its color tint.

Selected Samples and
Prototypes from Material
Research Experiments

For the whole research, please contact :

orcumerdem@gmail.com