Getting the Hang of It
|Close-up, Yellow Monkey Flower Wall Hanging|
One of the challenges with creating fused glass wall art is finding a way to hang the finished piece. This is especially tricky when preparing art for hanging in a gallery. To avoid putting holes in the walls, most galleries use a rail and hook system. This method works well for framed paintings but it can be a challenge for glass art. In this blog post, I'll highlight two ways I use for hanging my art that work with a variety of hanging systems, including rail and hook. Both methods use picture hanging wire, but one method incorporates a hanging mechanism into the fired art and the other provides a solution for hanging after the art is fired.
Incorporating Hangers into the Design
|A rotary tool is used to create a|
slight recessed area at the top
and at the bottom of the tab.
This helps to ensure the wire will
not slip off the edges.
|Picture hanging wire is strung across the|
back of the art from tab-to-tab.
Hanging After Firing
|Picture-hanging wire strung|
between two D-rings on the back
|A hole is drilled large|
enough to accommodate the
screw. From the front, the screw
blends well with the design.
|The nut is hand-tightened|
very lightly and secured with glue.
At the Gallery
|Yellow Monkey Flowers wall-hanging|
|Golden Hour wall hanging|