John Buford




Glass ArtistShade Tree Art Glass

John and Nancy Buford are discovering how to create beautiful kiln-formed glass under a shade tree with only a few basic tools: a ruler, a glass cutter, some patience and lots of imagination.

We cut sheets of colorful glass into pieces and fit them into a simple design. Overnight, the glass pieces are heated in a high temperature kiln until the pieces melt and fuse into a single new sheet of glass. The glass is shaped by heating it again and allowing it to slump into a mold. Back under the shade tree, we bevel and polish the glass by hand.

Art glass made simply.