I love creating sculpture pieces from fused glass. The dilemma to this is always the final presentation...The Stand! For Canadian artists, it really is a huge problem. The US has a number of reasonable priced makers of metal stands, but the shipping to Canada is horrendous. While searching endlessly on the internet I came across some that were used in museums, again...frightful shipping, so I went to Silver Fern Stainless in Victoria, BC with the idea. I have used them before to make stainless casting molds, but they work in aluminum too. So we talked, they quoted and to keep costs down - I went with 4 of each proto-type, one a T - Stand as shown here, the other a Spider. I haven't used the Spider yet, so that's another Blog...
The beauty of the stands is that they are completely customizable to fit your glass. The rods are easy to move, you choose the length the snip and sand. The aluminum is easy to polish (use Vim) then seal with a clear varathane spray, or aluminum sealer. You can then leave the stand silver or spray paint whatever colour you desire.
The mask, Kale Moja, is available through the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria gift shop. $600