Chuck's Studio
The Process of Making Glass Art

Glass Preparation
Chuck Whitlock’s approach is a complex sequence of impregnating separate sheets of glass with still images.

While he enjoys using both landscape and wild animal photos, he may paint and employ ground glass to enhance his artwork.

Painting and Photo Transfer
He also paints images on glass with special enamel paints that fuse with glass at high temperatures in his kiln.

Elements in photographs may be digitally separated and placed on separate layers of glass to create depth in the finished product.

  • Placeholder

Glass Firing
Each layer is fired separately in a kiln. When all layers are ready, Chuck combines them to create a multilayered, deep-fused piece.

After each has tempered, they are merged in a kiln to form a single coherent image to evoke a natural semblance of depth-of-field.