Blue Bowl with Yellow Stars, Slumped and Fused glass, 2008
Murrini Bowl with Turquoise Rim, Slumped and Fused glass, 2006
Mel Munsen, born in San Diego in 1946, is a renowned artist whose slumped and fused glass creations succeed in baffling those who marvel at their construction. The intricate fusion of contrasting colours with their impeccable finish demonstrates Munsen’s abilities in producing glasswork of the highest caliber. Because of the complexity and difficulty of the glass slumping process, no two pieces are ever the same. Through grinding and polishing the glass Munsen achieves a thin, translucent delicacy which interacts with surrounding light to give the piece a surreal glowing quality.