What clear glass or dichroic glass can I choose for my light or sculpture?
There is a huge range of types of glass that resident artist, Asaf Zakay, uses in his hand-crafted pendant lights and glass sculptures,.
We can also source other types of glass not listed here, especially for you, including hand-blown glass. Examples of this work can be found here
For Zakay's full installation gallery, click here.
This is glass that has been treated with minerals to enable it to ‘throw’ different colours. It is an ancient skill used in glass art of treating glass so that a selection of colours are seen depending on the light source and the eye of the beholder.
Dichroic Clear Glass
You will generally see pinks, oranges, yellows with some blue coming through. Dichroic clear means the dichroic treatment has been embedded on clear glass.
In colour therapy, green is the colour of balance and harmony. Along with blue it is an extremely healing colour. It is linked to the heart which, in turn, is related to love and self love. Green is an excellent colour to have around at times of stress.
Emerald green glass in the Ariel star tetrahedron
Emerald green glass used in the Hadar ceiling light
Clear Sapphire Blue Glass
In colour therapy blue is one of the greatest healing colours. It calms and soothes our nervous system linking us with peace and serenity. Blue connects us with our spirit and to The Source, aiding the flow of spiritual energy through us.
Associated with the sky and the ocean and the feelings of peace and acceptance that come when we sit quietly and contemplate life near these bodies. By choosing a blue glass sculpture you will bring feelings of peace and calm to your house. It is connected with our throat energy centre, aiding communication and self expression.
This colour is made up of 2 parts red and 1 part yellow. It is a gentle orange colour. In colour therapy red is considered energising and warming. It is linked with self awareness. It enables us to feel grounded. Yellow is considered cleansing and uplifting. It is linked with self worth.
It is linked with our solar plexus which is associated with confidence and control. Orange is energising and warming and linked with self respect. This is a great colour to choose when you need to feel support and a ‘protective embrace’. Connecting with this colour will aid in in the first step towards being able to love ourselves. Linked with our sacral chakra it is linked with ability to connect and accept ourselves and others.