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Tom Marosz contemporary glass art sculpture

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Tom Marosz contemporary glass art sculpture - Wings Ruby

Tom Marosz contemporary glass art sculpture - Tear For Henry -Gold

Tom Marosz contemporary glass art sculpture - Tear For Henry

Tom Marosz contemporary glass art sculpture - Tear For Henry (second view)

Tom Marosz contemporary glass art sculpture - Wings

Tom Marosz contemporary glass art sculpture - Wings (second view)

Tom Marosz contemporary glass art sculpture - Phoenix

Tom Marosz contemporary glass art sculpture - Phoenix


In 1993 our attention turned to optically clear crystal.

At Virgin Crystal, the same techniques are used to cut, grind and polish crystal and glass as were employed hundreds of years ago except that today we use electric motors and diamond-dust technology that have improved the quality and speed of production.

We use SCHOTT Glass Technologies optic crystal known the world over as the foremost manufacturer of precision glass. SCHOTT crystal is available in leaded (llf 2 @ 24% lead to f 2 @46% lead) and nonleaded (bk 7) and is so clear that the air looks less transparent than the crystal.

The gem-like brilliance of these unique pieces is achieved by the quality of the polish, the artist’s choice of crystal type, crystal color, number of interior surface laminations, and lastly, the sculptural form.

Every Virgin Crystal sculpture is hand-held throughout the delicate and painstaking processes of cutting, grinding and polishing to produce a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art. The process uses a diamond saw for rough cutting of the shape and then the piece is taken to the diamond laps where every facet is, in succession, ground with a 100 grit, 220 grit, 320 grit, 600 grit and finally polished with cerium oxide on a felt pad. This piece is then laminated to the adjacent pieces of crystal or specially coated dichroic glass and the process of grind and polish is all done again on all these adjacent sides. This is continued until all the individual pieces of the sculpture, sometimes more than 100, have been assembled into the form that the artist is looking for.

The juxtaposition of these varying elements creates the internal prism effects hidden from the casual observer. Subtle rainbow prisms live within every Virgin Crystal sculpture.

The artist fulfills his purpose of melding perfect clarity and internal confusion with solid form and traspositioning images, creating a one-of-a-kind vision bending experience