Hand-blown silvered glass
Silvered glass “Mercury Glass” was invented in the nineteenth century as a decorative substitute for more expensive silver tableware. Where traditional Mercury Glass has a thin glass wall, however, Suzan Etkin Enterprises creates hand blown silvered glass with thick, undulating walls and deposits a film of pure silver into the vessel interior. The thick, undulating wall gives the glass the appearance of liquid metal, transforming a 19th century technology into a 21st century material with unmatched light reflection and refraction properties.
Suzan Etkin engineers and tests each project for safety. Overhead glass vessels can be filled with anti-shatter foam or resin, and Mercury glass elements can assume structural properties when reinforced with steel embedded in structural foam or resin.
Contact: Suzan Etkin Enterprises, New York, NY, USA.
For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment