Living on Canada's West Coast, Jo Ludwig spends most of his time creating ToBs. "ToB" is short for Thing of Beauty. Each ToB is a one-of-a-kind art glass vessel that is eye-popping and captivating inside and outside.
ToB’s are made of fused and slumped glass which is a two stage process. First, on a flat kiln shelf, a design is assembled from coloured (or stained glass). The shelf is placed in a kiln and heated until the glass melts, or fuses (around 1500F), into one single piece of flat glass. Second, after the kiln cools, the fused piece is removed and sometimes ground or sandblasted, then placed onto a mold. Mold and glass are then returned to the kiln and fired until the glass bends or slumps to the desired shape.
[NOTE: You will not find all of Jo' work in our online shop. The photos below of examples are some of the work we have had in the gallery. Please contact us for photos of current work which we can provide in real time!]