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Jan 30 2013

WW: The Art of Wired Glass

Category: Glass,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:01 am Comments (6)
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The jagged edges and shards formed by broken wired glass create hauntingly beautiful images, but may also leave life-long scars.  All of these images are published with permission from the artists.  Please do not duplicate them.

Denise Love Wired Glass

Photo: Denise Love

Kurt Tavares Wired Glass

Photo:  Kurt Tavares

Daniel M Wired Glass

Photo:  Daniel M.

Andy Stonnall Wired Glass

Photo:  Andy Stonnall

Marnie Wired Glass

Photo:  Marnie

6 Responses to “WW: The Art of Wired Glass”

  1. Ed Dueppen says:

    Hi Lori, I appreciate you focusing on this issue. As an architect we have become so accustomed to wire reinforcing of concrete slabs that we instinctively assume that wires in glass would somehow reinforce it. But the exact opposite is true, wired glass is weaker than standard plate glass. Please be aware that architects still do occasionally specify wired glass for fire-rated openings, but nowadays it has a safety film applied to it to meet safety glass requirements. As always, I enjoy your blog! I learn something every time I read it.

    • Lori says:

      Thanks Ed! I will definitely talk about the wire glass that has an impact-resistance rating in one of my upcoming posts.

  2. dp says:

    I, quite honestly, was not aware of the hazards of wire glass prior to your articles. I have learned from them. Thank you Lori and keep up the good work.

  3. Robert says:

    I have to say its a good thing that this site is getting more into LS issues as it is important to be educated in safety as well as security. Thanks for this one and hope your able to bring even more into safety side. I have tried to get the doors we repair or replace to use proper glass or at least use 3M film as its a great product to use. Thanks and keep up this great site.

    • Lori says:

      Thanks Robert. I always try to look at things from a life safety perspective. If there are topics you’d like me to cover, just let me know.

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