Creative Glass Network

Cross Sections

Cross Sections

with Erna Piechna-Sowersby (CH)

The idea of this class is based on the concept of the computer tomography, visualising the inside of a body on different levels. In reverse, this concept makes it possible to integrate 3D images inside a glass cube. On the individual layers, only the cross section of the object is visible. Once the layers are stacked, the image starts to assemble itself to a full 3D object inside the glass cube.


The process includes the visual slicing of an object into separate layers, the transfer of the cross sections onto glass, the construction of s simple casting mould, the melting process and finally the finishing of the object by grinding and polishing.

The materials are clear sheet glass, Color Line paints plus Magma-boards for the mould construction.

Projects: 2 glass cubes plus reference samples

Skill level: some experience in kiln working is advantageous.

Past Courses

  • Casting – Cross Sections – Erna Piechna-Sowersby – 20 – 22 August 2015
  • Casting – Cross Sections – Erna Piechna-Sowersby – 21. – 23. August 2014