Richard LaLonde

Richard LaLonde is a pioneer in the fused glass movement and continues his innovative work in the mural and vessel forms.

About My Work

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I outline the design on a clear piece of glass by applying a thin line of powdered glass that is suspended in a gum medium. Then I lay crushed colored glass into the outlined areas in a manner similar to sand painting. This is then fused in an electric kiln, at a temperature of 1550 degrees Fahrenheit, cooled, flipped over, and fused a second time producing depth in my tiles like a glass paperweight.

I prefer interior walls for my murals. My fused glass tiles are adhered to aluminum which is screwed to the wall and this allows for removal and future relocation.

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During the past 20 years I have worked with art committees, architects, material and structural engineers on 12 public commissions including the glass mural that surrounds the International Arrivals Gateway at the SeaTac Airport. I have also created over 100 wall pieces and murals, for private commissions and gallery exhibitions. I enjoy creating colorful fused glass murals that cause chuckles, smiles, and thoughtful reflection.

My colorful glass vessels are created in a manner similar to my murals. Sometimes I fuse dichroic (metallic coated glass) and gold foil into these pieces. During a third firing they are slumped into a stainless steel mold to create the vessel shape. I like to display them sitting on their sides.

Botanical 2018 Aqua By Richard La Londe
2,200.00

Fused and Slumped Glass

12”H by 19”W

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Botanical 2018-6 by Richard LaLonde
2,200.00

Fused and Slumped Glass

12”H by 19”W

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Mandala Series: Red and blue rim

Fused and Slumped Glass

$2200.00

Mandala Series

$2200.00