Friday, July 16, 2010

Fused Glass

Train and metro stations often have some beautiful murals on their walls. Most often, they are of ceramic tiles. But, in the Taxim station, where the funicular from Kabatas arrives, there is a great mural in fused glass. The scene is of the Bosphorus. A closeup of some houses, a ferry boat and a mosque...

The fused glass artist is Ebru Susamcioglu and she did the work at The Glass Furnace in Istanbul. "Cam" is the Turkish word for glass. The red motif for CAM is very clever.

The Glass Furnace has a website located at They have classes in various glass working methods on their campus, out from the city in the district of Beykoz.

1 comment:

  1. Greetings from Dunoon, Scotland. Enjoyed your pictures of the glass Bosphorus and checked out the English version of glassfurnace while we had internet connection at cousin Ted's.Caught up on a week of your posts but now will be out of touch until Monday--back in Port Glasgow today.
    Enjoyed all of your virtual tour of Istanbul.