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Mel George

The art of glass casting goes back as far as the ancient Egyptian and Roman empires and while the computer-controlled kilns used by today's artists might represent a huge advance in technology, an ancient practitioner of the craft would likely feel right at home in today's glass studios. Contemporary glass artist Mel George feels a kinship with those who developed the art she practices today. The plaster of paris molds she makes to cast her designs differ little from the techniques used by the ancients. The Australia native currently operates a glass studio with her husband that translates their designs and those of other artists into reality.

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