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The Glass Faucet!!
There are many new applications of ZGC’s new Glass/Metal fusion Technology. With this particular application we have developed a new way to create beautiful blown glass faucets. Each Glass Faucet is one of a kind and completely customizable. But the development of this particular process has not been easy. After much experimentation and practice ZGC has figured out the easiest way to make functional glass water fountains of all types. While each faucets is beautiful by itself; imagine a large outdoor fountain made of blown glass illuminated and with water flowing through each piece. Our Glass/Metal fusion tech will change the way we look at bringing water into our lives. These pieces are durable and are quite resilient made of 1/4″ thick glass. We have even developed a drainage system so that no stagnant water stays in the … Read More »
Wow! Getting a patent is no easy thing. The entire process takes years, and thousands of dollars. Our decision to seek legitimate IP protection was not a light one. We partnered with a local law firm and started the journey to patent ownership. This journey so far has been enlightening and, it has taken a lot of work to get to the point where we have a filed patent application. There were so many meetings with lawyers and sessions fleshing out diagrams and descriptions. It was exhaustive work, but throughout the process we thought of all of the possible applications to our technology so we could cover them in the patent. Through our continued research and development we realized that the potential for our technology far exceeded the world of art alone. ZGC has product innovations in a number of … Read More »
Our work was starting to take shape, we had a couple finished pieces and it seemed like a good Idea to apply for a booth at the American Craft Council’s annual show in Baltimore. Unsure of whether or not we would make it into such a competitive show we applied and kept experimenting. A few months pass as the deliberations take place. We made it into the show. Now there was much work to be done. We had to turn a couple pieces into a great booth. I worked nonstop to get everything in order for opening day.
The show itself was a great success but we had a lot of interest from the artists who could see through our prototype designs to a basic understanding of the technology behind the art. They wanted it. Many glass artists from … Read More »
After graduating from college I was lucky to find that Sculptor David Hess needed some extra help on a large new project he was working on. The plan was to build a 40 foot balcony of metal shaped like a bird’s nest hanging off of the side of a local art museum. David took me onto the team and we twisted thousands upon thousands of feet of stainless steel tubing then hand scuffed it all to the desired finish. It was labor intensive, but we all had a great time working together. For the next five years I stayed working in that studio learning from a master artist. We worked on small commissions, large public works and everything in between. The knowledge and experience I received while with Mr. Hess is priceless to me and I rank it among the … Read More »