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November 19, 2012
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Nov 19, 2012, 11:12:17 PM
ACD Systems Digital Imaging
fragile metamorphic by ivan12 fragile metamorphic by ivan12
flameworking on recycled beer bottle glass

h 25 cm
l 15 cm
w 15 cm

19 nov 2012

WOW awesome thanks for :iconcakecrumbs: *cakecrumbs for suggesting this work for the Daily Deviation and also thaks to ^Talty for featured this work

And thanks a lot for all of you!!! for your appreciations and supports !!! It's really mean for me...for some one that learning glass flameworking only from youtube and using used glass because can't afford to by boro glass rod.. but then I belief that recycled glass still doable for flameworking...

and I want to share my story, so this is from my blog :

Hi my name is Ivan Bestari Minar Pradipta, Iím from Yogyakarta city Indonesia, just call me Ivan. Iím starting to work with glass since last year, just by coincidence because I met with one of the only one oldest scientific glassblower (74 years old) in my town. Then I try to search more information about glass art in Indonesia, but what I found is almost nothing. When I try to ask around about it to other senior visual artist, they say the same things, almost none Indonesian artist using glass material as art medium. Actually there is some glass studio in Bali, but it is private studio, they produce glass sculpture etc, but other artist donít have access to it. In Bali they keep the glass work knowledge for them self, only for commercial purpose.

So Iím start experimenting using flameworking torch that build by the old scientific glassblower (picture, [link]), I try to develop flameworking art by my own & youtube as reference. Then I fall in love with flameworking, but using what we have here, and that is used glass. I canít have the glass rood here in Indonesia, if I imported it will be too expensive for us here. Used glass material is a real challenge for me, but still I wonít give up, until now I still try how much further I can push this material and my skills to make artwork with all this limitation. Recycled glass flameworking became my style, became my way to express my mind and what I felt, how to transfer my imagination within process of metamorphic from waste into artwork in the burning flame.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-11-27
The suggester said: The artist as a talent for breathing new life into old glass. His glasswork is delicate and stunningly realistic. fragile metamorphic by ~ivan12 ( Suggested by cakecrumbs and Featured by Talty )
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Wow, your glass work is amazing. Love it! *___*
ivan12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
thank you so much :) 
aymiah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
love it! definitely deserves the daily deviation - congrats!
ivan12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
thanks a lot..
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
ivan12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
thanks :D
thestjohnlady1 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
That's done with glass?
Holy bat droppings batman ~ that is flipping amazing!
ivan12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
yup with recycled beer bottle glass :D
thestjohnlady1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Talty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! Just wanted to let you know that this was featured in November's Artisan Crafts DD Roundup. Keep up the good work!
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