Platinum Award
2012
River Of Life Art Wall
The Baylor Charles A Sammons Cancer Center was designed by Perkins & Will Architects, Dallas office. The Art Wall is 24’ high x 16’ wide. Water textures with sparkling dichroic glass bubbles create an ambiance of shimmering sunshine. Rocky textured shoreline surrounds the river’s edges. Get an aqueous ambiance in your project without the maintenance issues involved with using water.

The creation begins with a concept and specifications for each work of art. From the concept springs the design. The nuances of each artwork happen at the time of creation. The artwork is “in process” until it feels fully resolved. In kiln-worked glass, the glass is molded, colored and shaped in Meltdown’s large industrial kilns at temperatures up to 1600 F. Artwork can be fired multiple times until the desired effect is achieved.

Cast be tempered, laminated or installed in fire-rated safety-glass wall systems. It lends itself equally to being integrated into architecture or added as desired to an existing facility or home.

Meltdown Glass, under the artistic direction of artist BJ Katz and Chris Klein, is dedicated to expanding the frontiers of kiln-cast glass in architectural and sculptural applications.

Katz says, “As Ernest Hemmingway once remarked, ‘we are all apprentices at a craft no one can master.’ I feel the same way about glass.. I wake up each day eager to meet the next challenge. My spirit thrives on learning as I create,” reflects Katz. “Glass is only limited by ideas and creativity – the sky’s the limit.”
Founded by glass artist BJ Katz in 1993, Meltdown Glass has grown to become one of the pre-eminent kiln-fired art glass studios in North America. Meltdown is leading the trends with new products and constantly achieving new effects with glass. We pride ourselves on the quality and beauty of every piece of glass we create. Our art glass has depth of texture, elegant designs, colors and unique artistic surface treatments which set us apart from other kiln-fired glass studios.
Everyday we discover new applications for our glass...but some general applications are:
COMMERCIAL & HOSPITALITY: Glass curtain walls, fountains, doors, room dividers, tabletops, reception desks, glass mural walls and signage. Custom commissioned glass sculptures and art screens are also applications that can enhance commercial and hospitality settings
RESTAURANTS: Signage, booth dividers, doors, windows, decorative glass walls, table tops, fountains, light sconces, vases and ornamental details.
RESIDENTIAL: Side light and transom windows, table tops, room dividers, privacy windows, works of art, bathroom and kitchen countertops, sinks, and shower enclosures.
FURNITURE: Contemporary designer furniture such as tables and fire screens by Meltdown Artists. Fabrication of custom commissioned furniture.
LITURGICAL: Church and chapel windows, room dividers and privacy screens, doors, religious theme art screens, baptism bowls and religious art work.
WORKS OF ART: Custom commissioned glass sculptures and art screens for commercial and hospitality industries and private collectors.
Meltdown Glass Art & Design creates architectural-scale art glass integrated into architecture and interior design. We have 32 standard textures and can easily customize textures, colors, incorporate logos, create site-specific artwork to tie together the elements in your interiors and to create a unique identity for your clients. Take a look at our completed projects for ideas... www.meltdownglass.com Let our art glass be the jewel of your next project!

Awards

2011 ADEX Awards for Design Excellence from Design Journal including:
• Silver
• Gold
• Platinum
• Platinum
2010 Reader’s Choice for Top Product Picks Award in the Glass Product category of Interiors & Sources magazine.
2009 Crystal Achievement Award for most innovative glass product by Glass magazine.
2008 Crystal Achievement Award for most innovative glass product by Glass magazine.
2008 Top 10 Healthcare Product Designers preferred by healthcare design professionals by Healthcare Design magazine.
2008 Arizona Artist of the Year, Art Renaissance Initiative.
2006 Master of the Southwest. Phoenix Home & Garden magazine.
2002 Design Excellence Award first prize for Decorative Glass & Mirrors. the Ashley Group.
2000 Regional Craftsmanship Award. Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Southwest Region.

Pricing

All Meltdown Glass products are sold by the square foot. The price per square foot depends on the processes used to create the product, glass type, thickness, time spent in the kiln, and quantity. Price goes down as quantity goes up and discounts are given based on the specific conditions of each project. We try to help you find solutions that fit your budget.

Notes

Most Meltdown Glass products can be tempered to meet ASTM c1048 for safety rated glazing, and if required, their glass can be laminated and fire-rated. Other treatments and processes that can be achieved are insulated glazing, STC rated glass and glass curving. The maximum panel size is 12' x 7'. We can offer suggestions regarding sourcing hardware for glass. All of our products are fabricated to meet the client’s specifications.

Meltdown Glass Art & Design
COMMERCIAL & HOSPITALITY: Glass curtain walls, fountains, doors, room dividers, tabletops, reception desks, glass mural walls and signage. Custom commissioned glass sculptures and art screens are also applications that can enhance commercial and hospitality settings RESTAURANTS: Signage, booth dividers, doors, windows, decorative glass walls, table tops, fountains, light sconces, vases and ornamental details. RESIDENTIAL: SideLite and transom windows, table tops, room dividers, privacy windows, works of art, bathroom and kitchen countertops, sinks, and shower enclosures. FURNITURE: Contemporary designer furniture such as tables and fire screens by Meltdown Artists. Fabrication of custom commissioned furniture. LITURGICAL: Church and chapel windows, room dividers, religious theme art screens, baptism bowls and religious art work. WORKS OF ART: Custom commissioned glass sculptures and art screens for commercial and hospitality industries and private collectors.
Address: PO Box 13098
City: Tempe
State: AZ
Zip: 85284-0052
Country: United States
Phone: (800) 845-6221
Fax: (480) 633-3344
Website: http://www.meltdownglass.com
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