Juliette Derwent

Fractaala

I make glass ornaments for the garden: hanging decorations and garden plaques, known as “Fractaalas”. Both are made from fused glass and use a variety of techniques and each one is unique.


Fractaalas are made from murrini (also known as millefiori) which are pieces of chopped cane which I pull myself from my vitrigraph kiln. A wide variety of colours is possible. Each Fractaala is named after an island around the world and is completely unique. Each is engraved accordingly on the reverse side.


I love the fact that glass catches the light so well in the garden and colours seem bolder and brighter. My pieces stay outside all year round (unless if a gale is forecast) and provide much-needed colour in the winter.
 

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