A Roll Up is a collaboration between fused and blown glass. Starting with a fused glass plate I transfer the plate from the kiln to the glory hole on a large ceramic tray. One the glass is heated up I attach a blow pipe to one end and wrap the fused plate around it to create a bubble. This becomes the basis of blown glass piece.
By using a plate of glass that has already been fused togerther one is able to get much more complex patterns in a blown glass piece than is normally able to be acheived.
The inspiration for my rolled up pieces is the tapestry and rug patterns that are found all over the world.