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.