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Meltdown Glass Art & Design kiln-cast glass for art & architecture www.meltdownglass.com PO Box 3850, Chandler AZ 85244 TEL 800-845-6221 FAX 480-633-3344 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org welcome Welcome to Meltdown Glass, where decorative glass applications are limited only by the imagination, where what begins as an idea can easily be trans- formed into a work of art or architectural glass that exhibits the multi-sensory qualities of form, texture, color, and light. Meltdown Glass is a creative architectural glass company that specializes in kiln-cast, etched, and colored glass. We are committed to achieving the highest artistic principles using state-of-the-art technology and a highly trained staff of artisans, designers, and glaziers. We specialize in transforming raw plates of glass into an architectural product that exhibits dimension, refracts light, and induces an emotive response from the viewer. The cast-glass created in our studio delivers a new design aesthetic, capable of transforming any space into an environment of visual intrigue and sophistication. This PDF catalog is intended to offer a brief introduction to our company, the range of products we offer, and to showcase some of our recent instal- lations. To view a more extensive proﬁle of our studio, please visit us online at www.meltdownglass.com where you can view over 50 installations we have completed, as well as our full product catalog consisting of cast-glass textures, color applications, and specialty treatment options. Meltdown Glass is leading the trends with art and architectural glass. Our studio is committed to producing the highest quality work in this versatile medium, and we are dedicated to delivering a product that is unmatched by any other company. We hope you enjoy the enclosed information on our studio. To request samples or discuss a project, please contact us by phone or e-mail. We look forward to hearing from you! PO Box 3850, Chandler AZ 85244 • TEL 480-633-3366 • FAX 480-633-3344 • www.meltdownglass.com • EMAIL: email@example.com Meltdown Glass Art & Design studio profile general facts: Meltdown Glass Art & Design LLC was started in 1993 by glass artist BJ Katz. Since it's inception, Meltdown Glass has been in a state of constant growth and expansion and has a new state-of-the-art facility located in Chandler, Arizona. Meltdown Glass serves the art, architecture and design communities all over North America. kiln-cast glass: Meltdown Glass specializes in the art and science of kiln-fired glass. Compared to other forms of glass art, kiln-cast glass is a relatively new medium that developed recently with the advent of kiln technology. The process involves placing raw plates of glass over one-off molds and heating the glass to approxi- mately 1500 degrees. The result is a deeply textured glass surface with amazing optical and tactile qualities. Many treatments can be applied to kiln-cast glass including coloring agents, dichroic glass, fused metals, and etching. All steps of this process are performed by hand. Kiln-cast glass can be tempered to meet safety codes and is easy to maintain. facilities: With over 5000 square feet of studio space, Meltdown Glass is one of the largest kiln-cast art glass studios in the United States. Among the many kilns on site, the largest is twelve feet long and six feet wide. Besides kilns, Meltdown Glass is fully equipped with state-of-the-art sand-blasting, painting, cutting, and polishing facilities. The most recent addition to Meltdown's equipment line is a glass crane capable of moving panels weighing up to 700 pounds in and out of the kilns. products: Meltdown Glass offers an extensive product line for art and architectural glass applications. This includes 32 standard textures that can be cast in any glass thickness, over 50 cataloged color options, and numerous treatment options. Some options include sand-blasting, fused metals, and over 20 different colors of iridescent dichroic glass. Besides these products, Meltdown Glass has endless capabilities for custom works of art and architectural glass. artwork: Art director BJ Katz creates several different varieties of artwork including her torso series, abstract work, museum exhibit art work, and custom glass for art and architectural installations. clients: Clients include architects, interior designers, builders, facilities managers, art collectors and end users. Installations can be for public art, corporate, commer- cial, hospitality, institutional, healthcare, and private residences. PO Box 3850, Chandler AZ 85244 • TEL 480-633-3366 • FAX 480-633-3344 • www.meltdownglass.com • EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com Applications for Meltdown Glass Everyday we discover new applications for our glass...but some general uses are: signature lobby installations floor-to-ceiling walls waterwalls niche artwork tabletops and furniture decorative windows sinks and vanities shower enclosures room dividers doors logos and signage countertops and desks COMMERCIAL & HOSPITALITY: Glass curtain walls, fountains, doors, room dividers, tabletops, reception desks, glass mural walls and signage. RESTAURANTS: Signage, booth dividers, doors, windows, decorative glass walls, tabletops, fountains, light sconces, vases and ornamental details. RESIDENTIAL Sidelite and transom windows, tabletops, room dividers, privacy windows, works of art, bathroom and kitchen countertops, sinks, and shower enclosures. FURNITURE: Contemporary designer furniture such as tables and fire screens by Meltdown artists. Fabrication of custom commissioned furniture. LITURGICAL: Church and chapel windows, room dividers, religious theme art screens, baptism bowls and religious art work. WORKS OF ART: Custom commissioned glass sculptures and art screens for commercial and hospitality industries and private collectors. project sites Commercial Featuring ground-breaking design and new developments in the application of architectural kiln-cast glass, from water features to intricately designed curtain walls, Meltdown Glass creates an environment of beauty and creative grandeur in commercial spaces. Institutional: Meltdown Glass can help transform hospitals, medical centers, municipal buildings, and educational facilities from mundane to Corporate: magnificent with creative installations of decorative glass. Besides Kiln-cast glass is the perfect medium to enhance corporate lobbies, being beautiful and uplifting, kiln-cast glass is easily maintained, interior spaces, courtyards, and is useful for signage, logos, conference sanitary, and safe in high traffic areas. room tables and curtain walls. The decorative glass produced at Meltdown studios can help establish company identity and show corporate vision in supporting the arts. Residential: The only limit to the use of glass in the home is that of the Liturgical: imagination. Meltdown Glass can work with homeowners, builders, Meltdown Glass and artist BJ Katz have created beautiful glass and designers to create a unique decor with specialty art and installations for religious centers. Functional, aesthetically pleasing, architectural glass. and spiritually uplifting, kiln-cast glass created at Meltdown studios will enhance any liturgical space. Hospitality: What better way to welcome visitors than with a dazzling art or architectural glass installation? Meltdown Glass has been commissioned to create glass for restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, and casinos. We pride ourselves on our ability to create and maintain a hospitality environment that will impress even the most discerning clientele. Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com American College Testing HQ case study: site specific sculptural wall installation facts: cast-glass sculptural wall. 88’ W x 11’ H. twenty two separate panels make up entire installation. Individual panel size is 4’ W x 11’ H. Ten panels are moveable and twelve are fixed. commissioned by: American College Testing. National HQ and Training Center. Iowa City IA. glass: 1/2” tempered glass with multi-colored fused dichroic. texture: custom magical river texture spans installation. texture is composed of sand, water, rocks, and stone. total square footage: 968 sq ft. total weight of glass: 6,776 lbs. architecture & interior design: Flad & Associates. Madison WI. photography: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing. Chicago IL. (cover photo) Derek Nadeau (inside photos) Pete Hayes (back cover photos) The ACT Headquarters project is among the most ambitious completed by Meltdown Glass. The immense scope of the glass, combined with the fact that every square foot is hand-crafted custom artwork, makes this project unique and ground breaking. The idea for this project was spawned when Meltdown Glass artistic director BJ Katz met Flad & Associates designer Randy Schmitgen at a Chicago tradeshow. Randy and his clients at ACT knew they wanted something really special as a signature installation for their newly constructed training center in Iowa. After viewing samples of Meltdown’s cast- glass and comparing them to those produced by other cast-glass companies, they decided it was just what they were looking for. Originally, Flad and ACT were interested in a standard texture. After visiting the Meltdown Glass studio and seeing the process and capa- bilities, they opted for a custom compositional design that spanned all 22 panels of their glass wall, which separates a conference area from the ACT training center servery. “The final product is definitely a master work of art,” Schmitgen reports. “The glow, reflec- tion and transparency of each piece are unique and inspiring...When the final art and design were communicated to ACT, they confirmed that it was exactly what was wanted.” Making the ACT Glass After the design phase, creating the art glass for American College to the surface, coloring the magical river that flowed throughout Testing took 7 weeks with each panel of glass cast separately in the design. Casting for each panel took more than 24 hours to Meltdown Glass’ largest kiln. The mold making process involved complete, firing at a temperature of 1500 degrees. After the casting creating full scale reproductions of the design and carefully coor- phase, the glass was tempered and crated for shipment to the dinating the transition of the pattern from panel to panel. All 22 project site. molds for this project were hand crafted with all elements, river, sand, and stone, sculpted by hand. photos: above: flat glass on mold, with dichroic (before casting) center left: glass glowing red as full casting takes place at 1500 degrees. After this, the kiln lid Each piece of glass weighed over 300 pounds and was maneuvered is closed and the glass goes through the annealing (de-stressing) process. in and out of the kiln with a glass crane. After the glass was placed center right: glass after firing when it is fully cooled and ready for tempering. bottom: final concept drawing that molds were made from. this section shows panels 10-18. on the mold, the dichroic glass was hand-cut and carefully applied Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com 7 cast-glass suspended panels, 3/8” tempered clear glass. 108" H x various widths. texture: Big Spheres Betzold Research and Trading Inc., Chicago IL. architecture: OWP/P Chicago IL photography: Steve Hall Hedrich Blessing Betzold Research and Trading Inc., Chicago IL. Meltdown Glass texture: Big Spheres Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com Feeling Fall. cast-glass sculptural wall, 8’ H x 35’ W. custom texture. 3/8” tempered bronze glass. American Express Financial HQ, Phoenix AZ. interior design: Knipp Design Assoc. Phoenix AZ. architecture: RSP Architects. Phoenix AZ. photography: Richard Abrams rendering: Robert Jenkins Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass sculptural wall, 1/2” tempered glass 108” H x 210” W. texture: Circles and Squares with dichroic. Maricopa County Forensic Science Center, Phoenix AZ. interior design: Knipp Design Assoc. Phoenix AZ. photography: Richard Abrams Maricopa County Forensic Science Center, Phoenix AZ. view from corridor above lobby Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com The Big Bang. waterwall and stage backdrop. cast-glass with dichroic, 11' H x 15' W. Desert Ridge Marketplace, Phoenix AZ. contractor: Desert Jewel Pools and Spas, Gilbert AZ • photography: Daniel Braha evening photos. The Big Bang waterwall and stage backdrop. cast-glass with dichroic, 11' H x 15' W. Desert Ridge Marketplace, Phoenix AZ. Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com 4 cast-glass liturgical windows, 46" H x 18" W. 3/8” tempered glass. Meltdown texture Brushed. Diocesan Pastoral Center, Phoenix AZ. architect: ADM Group, Phoenix AZ. photography: Pete Hayes Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass alter enclosure, 120" H x 168" W. 7 starphire panels, custom texture. edge lighting. Texas Childrens’ Hospital chapel, Houston TX. Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com Oriental Herbs. cast-glass sculptural wall. 84” H x 66” W. custom texture. Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ. photography: Bill Timmerman Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com Tree of Life. sculpture, cast-glass and steel, 6' H x 8' W. Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, Chicago IL. photography: JB Spector Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass sliding door. 3/8" tempered starphire glass. 92" H x 54" W. fused copper metallic color. custom mold prepared from Meltdwon textures Anime, Splash, and Palette. design: Studio V Interiors, Scottsdale AZ. photography: Pete Hayes Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass door panels and reception wall. Meltdown standard texture Brushed, 3/8” tempered glass. door inserts: 72" H x 24" W, reception wall: 30" H x 108" W. Sunrise Bank, Scottsdale AZ. design: Studio V Interiors Scottsdale AZ. interior design: Space photography: Pete Hayes Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass interior walls. 108” H x 70” W. standard texture Flowing Linen, 1/2” tempered starphire glass. private residence, Scottsdale AZ. interior design: Space photography: Pete Hayes photography: Pete Hayes Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass entry door. 108” H x 65” W. standard texture Flowing Linen, 1/2” tempered starphire glass. private residence, Scottsdale AZ. photography: Pete Hayes interior design: Space photography: Pete Hayes Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass sidelite and room divider. room divider: 1/2” starphire glass with edge lighting. 60” H x 30” W. etched glass. custom rock texture. sidelite: 3/8” clear glass. 54” H x 10” W. texture: Rock n Roll. photography: Daniel Braha (left photo) Pete Hayes (two right photos) Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass entry door, 3/8” tempered glass. 78” H x 36” W. custom texture, fused with dichroic. photography: Pete Hayes Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass sculpture. 3 pieces of 1/2” starphire with fused dichroic. each piece approx. 30” H x 30” W. Meltdown texture: Riviera Interior Design: Susan Lindberg photography: Pete Hayes and Amanda Abelein Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com decorative range hood, cast-glass and steel. 3/8” inch curved cast-glass, painted with opaque metallics, fused with dichroic. 48" H x 12” W. texture: Cobblestone. interior design: Susan Lindberg metalwork: Marztech Metals photography: Amanda Abelein Pete Hayes Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass shower enclosure. 3/8" tempered clear glass. 95" H x 36" W. customized Tuscany texture. photography: Pete Hayes Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com cast-glass shower enclosure. 1/2” tempered starphire glass. 98” H x 60” W. texture: Riviera. cast-glass shower privacy window. 3/8” clear tempered insulated glass. 48” H x 50” W. texture: Cobblestone. photography: Pete Hayes and Amanda Abelein BJ Katz glass artist PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.bjkatz.com Rhapsody (galaxy series). niche sculpture. 3/4” cast- glass with layers of fused dichroic. 4' H x 8' W. American College Testing HQ, Iowa City IA. photography: Derek Nadeau Nebuli (cosmos series). 1/2” cast and sand-carved glass, fused with dichroic. Meltdown textures: Anime and Flow. ART Architects, Phoenix AZ. BJ Katz glass artist PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.bjkatz.com BJ Katz’s torso series explores the literal and torsos interpretive aspects of the human figure in painted cast-glass. She communicates her ideas by making reference to the figure's superfi- cial skin as a conceptual membrane, the pro- tective barrier between the person's interior and exterior world. Each torso metaphorically explores the uniqueness of human existence by drawing attention to the juxtaposition of the inner emotional and psychological world to surface appearance. The Winged Victory torso series pays tribute to the perfection of the human figure. The sculpted forms emulate the grace and harmony depicted in early Grecian art. These elegant forms with subtle colors and textures reveal the inner aspects of individual personality and soul. The Romanesque series is conceived as a reflection of contemporary society's focus on surface appear- ance. They embody the importance placed on fitness and concomitant muscular defini- tion in our society, and are highly decorative in surface treatments. These torsos are inspired by the sculptural style of early Roman figurative sculpture. Other torso series by BJ Katz include the transformation series (pictured bottom left) and self acceptance series (not shown). BJ Katz’ torsos can be displayed on stainless steel floor stands, wall-mounted, or cabled from the ceiling. For further information and complete galleries, please visit the BJ Katz Art Gallery of the Meltdown Glass website. www.bjkatz.com top: Winged Victory female. Cleopatra. cast/slumped glass fused with metallic luster paints, 30" H x 20" W x 6" D. bottom left: Transformation female. slumped glass painted with metallics, 44" H x 30" W x 9" D. bottom center: Winged Victory male. Silent Strength. cast/slumped glass painted with metallics, 34" H x 24" W x 4" D. bottom right: Romanesque female. Aqua. cast/slumped glass painted with metallics, fused with multi-colored dichroic glass, 21" H x 14" W x 5" D. BJ Katz artwork series Cosmos series (top and center right) Wave series (bottom left) Orb series (bottom right) www.meltdownglass.com get to know the Meltdown Glass website: Online catalog features full Over 60 installations are featured The artwork of Meltdown Glass product information for textures, in this online portfolio which artistic director BJ Katz is colors and treatments. Detailed displays the work of Meltdown organized and beautifully information is also available on Glass. Each installation is displayed in her online gallery. dichroic glass options as well as featured with multiple photos Included are BJ Katz' Torso cold-applied and fused colors. and project details. series, Sealife series, Cosmos series, and abstract artwork. Current news and events at Meltdown Glass featuring new products, Company profile, history, and Click here to get to know General information Complete company announcements, and information about the process Meltdown Glass founder about the applications of contact info for studio events. Also in of kiln-cast glass. The Working and artistic director BJ Katz. Meltdown Glass can be phone, mail, and this section is a list of with Meltdown section provides BJ's artist statement, viewed here as well as email. Full contact recent articles and detailed information about resume, and gallery list can product specifications details for Meltdown publications, tradeshow specifying, ordering from, and all be viewed here. Also and FAQ's about Glass domestic and schedule, and info about working with Meltdown Glass. included is a photo company history, international sales art glass exhibits by All project paperwork such as documentary of BJ's creative products, and all steps representatives can Meltdown Glass artistic job order forms and instructions process for a site-specific of ordering from quoting be viewed here. director BJ Katz. can be downloaded here. residential sculpture. to shipping. catalog product ca alog How to order Meltdown Glass products: When ordering or specifying Meltdown Glass products, the following criteria should be considered in deciding upon the details of your order. If you have questions, need recommendations, or require further info please visit www.meltdownglass.com or call 800-845-6221. glazing details 1 Available thicknesses for our glass products are 1/4 inch and up. Maximum single-panel dimensions are 72 inches x 144 inches. Some general glazing options are tempering, laminating, drilling holes, hand polishing, notching, and shape-cuts. Meltdown Glass can also be tempered and bent to a specified radius. Our glass products can be placed in insulated glazing units. Hardware can be included in your order. glass 2 What type of glass is appropriate for your order? In most cases, we create our products using standard clear float glass but we also can use low-iron (starphire), tinted glass, art glass, or glass with specialty coatings and finishes. texture 3 We offer over 30 unique textures as part of our standard product line. Most of our standard textures are available in our maximum panel size. You can choose one of these patterns, or we can make a new texture for you. Custom textures can be made as repeating patterns, patterns that span multiple panels of glass, or original artistic compositions. Meltdown Glass also offers industry-standard machined glass textures. These are significantly less expensive than our handmade textures and they can be fabricated with some of our specialty treatment and color options such as sandblasting or cold-applied paints. safety glass 4 Depending on the nature and location of your installation, certified safety glass may be needed. Meltdown Glass can temper panels up to 3/4 inch thick. We can also laminate our glass with hand- poured resin or a PVB interlayer. Decorative interlayers are an available design option for laminated glass. color 5 Meltdown Glass offers several methods of applying color to our cast-glass product line. These include tinted glass colors, cold-applied colors, hand-applied fused colors, metallic lusters, shimmers, and specialty or custom colors. treatments 6 Among our specialty treatment options are fused dichroic glass, fused metals, mirroring, decorative sandblasting, and fused glass elements. These treatments can be applied to any glass texture and can also be combined with our color options. Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com product catalog Meltdown Glass handmade textures can be fabricated in any glass thickness and most can be tempered for safe installation of large panels. These patterns can be combined to create hybrid textures and can also be incorporated into custom designs. Meltdown Glass can also create custom textures. Additional textures and product info can be viewed at www.meltdownglass.com anime bamboo circles and squares cobblestone crackle distressed brick egyptian fissure flow flowing linen neo-strata palette bird of paradise rocky road sand splash starry night stone strata weave wood Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 product catalog tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com Color can elevate cast-glass products to new heights of aesthetic appeal and visual interest. At Meltdown Glass color applications can take many forms including tinted glass options, hand-applied fused color (opaque or transparent), metallic colors, cold-applied colors, and specialty or custom hues. Colors at Meltdown Glass can be designed to match any environment and can be applied individualy or combined to create multi-colored compositions. Color applications can be applied to any Meltdown texture, standard or custom, and can also be combined with any number of specialty glass treatments. More detailed information about our color options is available at www.meltdownglass.com Cold-applied paints are the newest option available to Meltdown Glass clients for specifying color with our cast-glass products. The paints are cold-applied and then cured, creating a durable glass coating. Meltdown Glass can also apply these paints to regular plate and machine-textured glass. This color option is available in limitless colors, both opaque and transparent. Because the paints are cold-applied as a glass coating, these colors can be offered at a much lower cost than fused colors, which require a second kiln-firing after casting. custom cold-applied color custom cold-applied color cold-applied color: MD901 Pearl Blue texture: small spheres texture: anime texture: flowing linen cold-applied color: md601 cold-applied color: md602 cold-applied color: md603 cold-applied color: md604 cold-applied color: md605 cold-applied color: md606 cold-applied color: md607 cold-applied color: md608 cold-applied color: md608 Hand-applied fused colors are most appropriate for those who seek hand-crafted color that is extremely durable and provides a beautiful enhancement to the depth and variation in kiln-cast glass. Hand-applied fused colors are rendered permanent by firing paints in a glass emulsion directly into the glass. This process creates color that will not scratch or fade in ultra-violet lighting conditions, and is suitable for exterior applications. These colors can be applied individually or combined to create colorful compositions. fused color: ocean cobalt fused color: emerald green fused color: amber fused color: chartreuse fused color: solstice yellow fused color: terra cotta specialty color: ice blue bubbleglass specialty color: copper metallic specialty color: mixed enamels/metals Pre-colored or tinted glass is the most cost-effective way to achieve color for decorative glass applications. These colors are rendered by changing the chemical composition in the raw material as the glass is being manufactured. Because these are standard colors in the glazing industry and are not produced on-site at Meltdown Glass, their avail- ability is limited and some colors are only available in certain thicknesses. Tinted glass is a good option for budget conscious projects, projects where color consistency is crucial, and for exterior applications. tinted glass color: arctic blue tinted glass color: azurlite tinted glass color: blue green tinted glass color: bronze tinted glass color: clear tinted glass color: evergreen tinted glass color: grey tinted glass color: peach tinted glass color: starphire Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 www.meltdownglass.com product catalog dichroic glass Meltdown Glass is an industry leader in the use of fused dichroic glass for kiln casting. This spectacular glass, which is a bi-product of the aerospace industry, has brilliant refractory and reflective properties. It is produced in a heated weightless chamber by vaporizing quartz crystal and metal oxides and allowing them to permanently adhere (through crystallization) to a glass surface. The result is a mesmerizing glass product that simultaneously displays transmitted color and reflective color. These colors shift depending on the angle of view, thus each color of dichroic glass is composed of multiple embedded colors that show differently depending on background and viewer perspective. When introduced to various lighting conditions, dichroic glass becomes enigmatic and illusive, creating a dazzling visual display of reflected light and shifting color. Meltdown Glass specializes in the fusion of dichroic as an applied treatment to our glass products. We catalog up to 20 different colors, which can be viewed at www.meltdownglass.com Meltdown Glass can apply dichroic as large solid pieces, ribbons, flecks, and frit (crushed glass)...as well as custom specified shapes or designs. We can also temper panels with fused dichroic bits. photos: top left: multi-colored dichroic bits, fused to 1/2” tempered clear glass. texture: Circles and Squares. Maricopa County Forensic Science Center. Phoenix AZ. bottom left: multi-colored dichroic bits, fused to 3/8” tempered clear glass. custom texture. private residence. right: rainbow dichroic logo, fused to 3/8” clear glass. texture: Flow. Paradise Valley Hospital. Paradise Valley AZ. Meltdown Glass Art & Design PO Box 3850. Chandler AZ 85244 tel 800.845.6221 • fax 480.633.3344 product catalog www.meltdownglass.com sandblasting Sandblasting makes an excellent addition to art or architectural glass. This application can be used to achieve a range of effects on Meltdown textured glass, including solid frosting for increased privacy or to reduce light transmission, detailed etched designs (literal or abstract), and deeply carved surfaces that further increase the tactile quality of textured glass. Frosting can be applied as a solid layer or can be done in gradation. Meltdown Glass can seal the etched surface with an applied clear-coat to prevent finger prints. We can also temper or laminate sandblasted glass for safer installation of large panels. photos: left top: decorative sandblasting, custom texture left bottom: overall frost sandblasting. texture: anime fused metals Meltdown Glass can fuse any number of metals into our cast-glass products, including aluminum, copper, silver, and gold. Fused metals are sandwiched between two layers of glass, allowing them to remain per- manently sealed inside the glass. This treatment can be applied as mixed metals or a single layer of metal. Designs can range from random shapes to detailed intricate cuts which can represent anything from autumn leaves, fish, to human figures. Like all treatments at Meltdown Glass, the fusion of metals can easily be combined with other treatments or color applications. Glass with sandwiched metals cannot be tempered because trapped air bubbles cause breakage during the tempering process, but laminating is a viable alternative to create safety glass with this treatment. photos: right top: fused copper and aluminum in clear glass. custom cut leaves. texture: Sand right bottom: fused aluminum in arctic blue glass. custom texture working with meltdown glass Meltdown Glass provides a limited number of samples free of charge for the 100 & 200 series textures. There will be a charge for other samples such as custom-designed textures and specialty finishes. Meltdown Glass design staff will consult with you on the aesthetic aspects of your job. However, if there are any safety and engineering factors to be considered regarding your job, Meltdown staff members are not qualified to answer these questions. Meltdown staff will recommend that these be contracted out to a licensed engineer at your cost and if desired, we can refer you to such an engineer. Meltdown staff provides no warranty regarding the safety of your use of their product. There are often changes in job specifications during the period in which an order is being placed. All such changes are reflected in changes to the price. Quotation Forms specify what products and services are to be provided. If the customer wants more or less than is specified, this needs to be communicated to Meltdown in writing, and will be reflected in a change to the Quotation Form. Before a job is scheduled for production, the following must be received by Meltdown Glass: • Signed and dated final Quotation Form. please also review our Terms and Conditions. • 50% deposit received. • Fully completed, signed, and dated Job Order Form with any templates and samples to be considered in designing and fabricating the job. These forms are available from Meltdown Glass or they can be downloaded from our website by clicking on the about meltdown link and then working with meltdown on the upper menu. Jobs that require tempering are subject to breakage during the tempering process. This is beyond the control of Meltdown Glass Art & Design LLC. Meltdown will remake such orders without further charge, but the expected date for shipment may be delayed. Payment in full is required prior to shipment. If you have further questions about working with our studio, please contact us. We are a customer service oriented company and we look forward to answering any questions you may have. arch tectural architect ral glass specifications glass specifications Manufactured float glass is the raw material of our architectural kiln-cast glass. Our glass is custom textured on handcrafted one-off molds so that every piece produced is a unique work of art. Unlike manufactured glass, slight variations in texture and appearance give added value to our kiln-cast glass. Our finished glass product is of the highest quality. Heating glass accelerates the movement of glass molecules. Every type of glass has its own annealing point (the temperature in the cooling cycle at which glass molecules lose the movement and stress acquired from the heating process and regain the stability of manufactured glass). Our glass is properly annealed based on its size, thickness, and chemical composition to regain its original factory specifications, ASTM c1036 code of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Holes and notches are cut after casting to achieve the exact size and position required by the job specifications. A professional standard of finished work is achieved (with techniques such as etching and polishing when designated). Meltdown Glass Art & Design LLC can texture glass from 1/4" to 1" in thickness. Thicknesses greater than 1" can be achieved by fusing layers of glass together. Our glass when tempered meets ASTM 1048 and CAN 12.1M90 codes for strength and durability. When laminated, our glass meets ASTM C1172 code. If our glass is to be used for purposes that exceed these standards, Meltdown Glass Art & Design LLC must be advised and Underwriters Laboratory approval must be obtained. Installation of kiln-cast glass is the same as regular plate glass. size limitations: Most Meltdown Glass standard textures can be fabricated with a maximum single-panel size of 72" Wide X 144" High. safety glass: Most Meltdown Glass textures can be heat-strengthened or fully tempered. The maximum thickness of tempered glass cannot exceed 3/4". color: Meltdown Glass can apply color to our glass products using several methods. For details, strengths and limitations of each method, please see the "Color" section under the product catalog of the Meltdown Glass website. note: These specifications are for general information only. If more detailed specs are needed, please contact us by phone or email.
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