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Flick Glass is a quality glass studio known for its innovative and beautiful jewellery.

We aspire to creating works of art that are individually hand crafted and unique.

We are based in Cape Town, South Africa, and our pieces sell in South Africa, America, and worldwide.


necklace hand-beaded by Nici Proudlock of Kalk Bay, ZA

frances kierman in the studio, firing a kiln full of stud earrings.

Frances Kierman, glass artist and founder of Flick Glass Studios, first became inspired by the wonders of glass while studying stained glass window makingwhile at art school in Port Elizabeth in the early 90's.

When she moved to Berkeley, California, in the mid-90's, Frances started making jewellery and experimenting with new and exciting hot glass techniques which led her away from traditional stained glass window making.

In 2000, she became an apprentice in David Ruth’s prestigious architectural and sculptural kiln cast glass studio, where she obtained the knowledge and motivation to begin her own glass work.

Fuelled by her interest, curiosity and love for the mysteries of glass forming. Frances returned to South African at the end of 2003 and set up Flick Glass Studios in Muizenberg Cape Town, South Africa.

Check out Flick Glass's new umbrella company Flick Inc. launched at the end of 2015 from her studio in Muizenberg, South Africa.

 

About the Glass

On this website you will find a random sampling of handcrafted pendants, earrings and pins. Each piece is unique and no two are ever exactly the same.

Most of the jewelry incorporates dichroic glass. The word 'dichroic' has Greek roots: 'di' meaning two and 'chroic' meaning color.

Each piece is created by artistically placing 4 or 5 layers of cut glass on top of one another and then firing it in a kiln at melting temperature. This layering technique adds an amazing depth or 'floating' quality to each piece.

This special glass was originally formulated in the 1960's for use in the Hubble Telescope and for interference filters used in lasers. It was specially formulated for its reflective and refractive qualities.

It is created by coating the glass with many thin layers of oxides and precious metals. This process takes place in a vacuum chamber. The result is a partial mirror effect, which causes the colors to shift and change depending on the angle of the light. The shifting colors lend an almost magical quality to the glass.


cut shards of unfired dichroic glass –
the raw stuff of flickglass! >>

a slab of fired dichroic glass

dichroic stud earrings fresh from the kiln

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