Where glass art happens

In contrast to hobbies like painting, glass fusing calls for a fully equipped workshop. In her art atelier, Andrea Kummli works not only with oil glass cutters and glass breaking pliers: she also uses ring saws, drills and other tools to construct 3D molds which will later encase the glass inside the kiln.

Her five firing kilns are suitable for various techniques, molds and objects with sizes ranging from 10 to 200 cm. Each firing cycle lasts about 18 – 22 hours, depending on the thickness and diameter of the glass.

A diamond glass saw, grinding machines and a sandblasting unit are essential for the perfect finishing of the kiln-formed objects.

Andrea Kummli lives at Neu York Strasse 28 in Rüti, (hence the name of her website), where she has installed her workshop and an exhibition, which can be visited by appointment.

Andrea Kummli will gladly accept commissions for artworks as well as creating unique personalized items.

«My glass art is always a rendezvous with myself, and so it’s very personal. »

Andrea Kummli

My glass fusing techniques

3D Pattern • Boxes • Cating • Combing • Drop Out • Glass Tapestry • Melting • Mold construction • Murrine • Pâte de Verre • Powder Printing • Reactive Effects • Sand Blasting • Screen Printing • Strip Cut Construction • Textile Effects • Vitrigraph/Canes

Background knowledge

Glass from Bullseye Glass contains chemical elements which may cause color reactions during processing. If you are aware of this, you can achieve some astounding color effects. However, when choosing your colors, you need to concentrate on which types of glass will interact with each other. Although the reactions may be very attractive, they are sometimes unwanted and distort the desired result.

Reactive effects

  • Copper with sulphur and selenium
  • Sulphur and selenium with lead
  • Specifically reactive glasses with copper and silver
  • Alchemy glasses with silver