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3D- fusing is a technique by which glass is processed freely above the point of transformation That is the maximum temperature range allowing glass to remain solid and not turning liquid. This range is exceeded and thus finished glass objects which possible evoke a sterile impression are transformed into new structures and gain a new live of their own.. A glass object formed by hand, “raped” so to speak, can flow into its own state of well-being in this temperature range above the transformation point. This technique demonstrates perfectly that glass can be seen as “frozen liquid”.
Depending on the holding time above this transformation limit, works are created which first deform from the original finished sate and continuously move more and more towards the comfortable state of 7mm glass thikness. For example, if you had an infinitely large metal plate and held a 1m³ glass block on it at 800°C for an infinitely long time, a viscous glass lake with a thickness of 7mm would form over time. The same would happen with a glass sculpture consisting of e.g. 3mm glass rods. If this object were placed on the metal plate at 800°C indefinitely, the glass would coalesce into a 7mm thick glass plate.
The 3D fusing technique thus enables a smooth transition of a three-dimensional glass sculpture into a two-dimensional image object. If the transformation temperature in the fusing process falls below approx. 550° C, the glass flow is stopped. This allows an interesting moment of deformation, glazed for eternity, to be captured.
This technique was first put into practice in 2009 with the Martin Walde artist’s work “Scent of the Fading Alpine Rose” and “Solvent Scale”. In 2016, the flowing process was stopped until countless, three-dimensionally shaped glass skulls, expressive, relief-like image objects were created.

The attached image examples show the progression from small-scale test images to the large, 50kg heavy final object “Transformation”.

object name: transformation

production date: 2016

dimensions: 130x90cm / 50kg

photo: christoph ascher


object name: #1

production date: 2016

dimensions: h: 32x32cm

photo: christoph ascher


object name: #2

production date: 2016

dimensions: h: 32x32cm

photo: christoph ascher


object name: #3

production date: 2016

dimensions: h: 32x32cm

photo: christoph ascher


object name: #4

production date: 2016

dimensions: h: 32x32cm

photo: christoph ascher


object name: #5

production date: 2016

dimensions: h: 32x32cm

photo: christoph ascher


object name: tote qualle klein

production date: 2020

dimensions: d: 25cm


object name: tote qualle groß

production date: 2020

dimensions: d: 40cm