Burlington, MA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but a 70-inch diameter pizza oven covered in 4,500 glass tiles is the soul of Nanci and Ken Bishop’s kitchen.
Ken Bishop always wanted his own pizza oven. When the Bolton couple installed one in April during a kitchen renovation, the Bishops sought out architectural glass artist Monique Feldman to help them transform the oven’s concrete exterior into the crown jewel of their home.
“It’s a masterpiece,” said Nanci Bishop. “Depending on the time of day, you’ll see a variety of perspectives in the colors of our pizza oven.”
Feldman, owner of Monique’s Glass Studio (http://www.moniquesglassstudio.com) in Burlington, worked with the Bishops to design and handcraft custom glass mosaic tiles that would reflect the couple’s individual design tastes while complementing the marble countertops, cherry cabinets, tile floors and stainless steel appliances in their kitchen.
Feldman’s design features fused glass tiles in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Two-toned silver and gold background tiles are accented with vibrant blue, green and copper tiles. Feldman applied the tiles to mesh strips, which are easier to install on the dome-shaped surface. Because the oven’s exterior reaches up to 200 degrees, she used refractory cement to bond the tiles to the concrete so that they can expand and contract with the oven’s changing temperatures.
The Bishops say their pizza oven adds a “wow” factor to their home.
“People say they’ve never seen anything like it,” Nanci said.
To see samples of Monique Feldman’s work, visit http://www.moniquesglassstudio.com or Facebook at Monique’s Glass Studio (https://www.facebook.com/MoniquesGlassStudio). Call 781-710-1274 to schedule a free consultation, and follow Monique on Twitter @Moniquesglass.
Monique’s Glass Studio creates artful, durable and easy-to-maintain architectural glass designs that add grace, beauty and function to any home. Architectural glass artist Monique Feldman combines custom craftsmanship with brilliant colors and an array of patterns to create uniquely stunning living spaces.