LaserGlass Art - Patricia and Geoffrey Caplette
Patricia, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, has been a sculptor for 20+
years and has won numerous awards for her work. She has also been a glass
designer for the past ten years, with extensive experience in glass casting and
slumping methods, and knowledge of glassblowing techniques.
Geoffrey, B.S., California Polytechnic University, is a dichroic glass
specialist, with 23 years thin film experience. He creates dichroic glass by
evaporating precise thicknesses of refractory oxides onto glass in a carefully
controlled vacuum. His exacting techniques produce colors of a purity
unmatched by any other methods.
Each of LaserGlass Art's Inner-Glow Collection shells is comprised of 45% leaded
crystal, compared to the 38% component found in Austrian crystal. The shells
are individually hand-cast using their own adaptation of a casting method
originally developed by the ancient Egyptians to make gold jewelry. The crystal
shells are molded from actual seashells and exhibit all the fine detailing of
nature's originals. The use of the more expensive 45% leaded crystal permits
the capture of such definition.