Glass “Fabric” by Nikolas Weinstein Studios

We’ve talked about them before…those “gasp” moments.  When you have one, you know you are looking at something special.  I had one of those moments last week. 

Nikolas Weinstein is an artisan creating glass sculptures out of his studio in San Francisco.  His most recent installation is definitely “gasp” worthy. 

The triptych sculpture is descended from 3 skylights inside San Francisco tavern, Bar Agricole.  The billowing sculpture is created with glass tubing that is woven together and then heated and formed in a custom kiln.  The results of this process are glass panels that look just like “fabric” blowing in the wind.

Photo by Bruce Damonte

The sculpture provides a contrast in texture and finish to the rough wooden walls.

One of three final sculptures is mocked-up in the studio before installation. Sam and Ari discuss how to refine the condition where glass panels meet to form corners.


This is a view across the kiln bed after firing.

Pretty cool stuff, huh? 

I’ve written a blog post over at the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet detailing the fabrication and installation of this glass “fabric.”  You don’t want to miss it.


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2 Responses to Glass “Fabric” by Nikolas Weinstein Studios

  1. very nice project, thanks for sharing it with us
    congratulations to Nickolas

    Ken von Roenn

  2. Elysse says:

    Wow all I can say is it’s stunning. I can only imagine what it looks like in real life


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