Every handmade sheet of glass produced at Bullseye starts off the same way: as blob of molten glass passing through a set of rollers. Sheet glass emerges from this process with irregular, rounded edges, often referred to as “rolled edges.”
Many of these rolled edges are cut off and set aside as scrap. Some artists use this scrap in kilncasting or as feedstock for making vitrigraph stringer. But rolled edges also create interesting design opportunities.
In this lesson, we’ll make a plate that illustrates one way to harness the unique qualities of rolled edges. We’ll also cover some possible variations.