Sports Inspired Glass Art
In The Form Of Glass Guitar Sculptures
Our one-of-a-kind sports inspired glass art sculptures incorporate your favorite team onto the body of an acoustic guitar for bold and expressive work. Artist, Amy Voss, is passionate about discovering new ways to hone her work. At times, she has incorporated gold leaf into the background of some of her designs to add a subtle shimmer. Most recently, she started using electric guitars in addition to her original acoustic guitars in her glass art.
Glass Art For The Ultimate Sports Fan
Beyond their initial interest, our glass art sculptures are the perfect unique piece for any sports fan’s entertainment space or man cave. They serve as a creative display of the teams you are loyal to every season. These guitars that can hang in your home will be reminders of memories you have at a big game or times spent with loved ones watching from home. While everyone has posters and flags showcasing their favorite football, baseball or basketball team, you could have a statement piece that is custom made for you that displays your number one team.
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The Process of Creating Guitar Art
To create a guitar art sculpture, or ’glass axe,’ Amy works in painstaking detail to apply glass, glass ‘frit,’ grout, and resin (and sometimes additional details such as gold leaf) to a guitar’s body and neck. Each piece takes about two weeks to finish. First, Amy’s process begins with an acoustic guitar – stripping off the strings and bridge, and preparing the surface for glass and adhesive. From sheets of glass, Amy hand cuts various shapes and sizes, and lays out each piece on the guitar canvas to define the primary design.
Next, using a Dremel rotary tool, Amy smoothes the rough edges. After the initial design is intact, Amy applies ‘frit,’ ultra-fine particles of glass, in careful layers to create depth and texture. The frit process is hyper-detailed and requires precise application with small tools such as a toothpick to manipulate the glass. Typically, Amy uses grout, finely applied with a paintbrush, to unite the design. Next, residual grout is meticulously removed from the surface with a toothpick and a lint free cloth. Finally, grouted edges are reinforced with resin, and the piece is complete.
What Gives Our Sports Inspired Glass Art Sculptures An Edge
While making any of her pieces, Amy is likely to be listening to sports radio in the background. Because, like you, Amy is a sports fanatic. So, she loves the challenge of creatively displaying a new team using glass as her art medium. Each sports inspired glass art sculpture in our collection is a testament to the team it represents. If you have a favorite team or player you’d like to be showcased in your home you can request a commissioned piece by emailing Amy Voss directly at email@example.com.