Fracture & Streamer Sheet Glass
Fracture and Streamer glasses are both traditional glasses first invented by the Tiffany Studios in the early 20th century. Lost with the Tiffany Furnaces at Corona, New York, they were unavailable to the stained glass world until redeveloped by Eric Lovell at Uroboros Glass in 1974.
Tiffany and his glass artisans utilized fracture glass repeatedly for leafy or flowery background areas where the brightly colored fractures signified myriad leaves or flowers in the distance. Dark streamers typically denote twigs or branches amongst the leaves, while clear streamers can be used for effective cobwebs.
The unparalleled look of Uroboros' streamers is absolutely authentic to the Tiffany original and to nature - with hand-stretched, crooked, lumpy and delightfully quirky shapes allowing artists to mimic Mother Nature in their work.
Fracture and Fracture-Streamer glass, because of its endlessly varying play of shape and color, is also successfully used in large pieces for divider panels, panel lamps, and many other non-representational uses.