Posted by: glassblockblogger | October 30, 2011

What’s Behind Art Glass Block

Art Glass Block – Decora Pattern

New Jersey, New York, Boston, Philadelphia

As stated by Pittsburgh Corning , the beauty of art and glass combine to make Art Glass Block.

This is not paint or an applied label. Each piece is hand-decorated with vibrant colored glass and installed on an 8 in. x 8 in. x 4 in. DECORA® pattern glass block. When the finished art is fired onto the face, the color becomes part of the glass block. The color is fused to one side of the glass block, and visible from the reverse side with subtle distortion from the DECORA® pattern.

Eastern Glass Block, New York, New Jersey, Boston, PhiladelphiaThis colorful glass block can be mixed with other art glass block or other glass block patterns to form a wall panel of great beauty with the ambience of glass art. The color will not fade with time, but will retain its beauty indefinitely.

Art glass block can be used in interior and exterior applications. It is safe for use in wet areas, including pools and shower enclosures. Because art glass block has the design fused on to the glass block, it is as easy to install and maintain as standard glass block. Art glass block adds a new dimension to your designs, without compromising quality or complicating the installation process.

Veterans Administration Hospital ChapelPittsburgh Corning has more examples of beautiful and functional implementations of the Decora pattern. Examples of this building material’s versatility is the the Veterans Administration Hospital Chapel in Michigan shown to the right.

At Eastern Glass Block, we have over 20 years of experience designing and installing residential and commercial Glass Block. Call us to discuss your needs and ideas. We love to share our experience.

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