Sandcasting is made pouring hot glass into sand molds contained in special wooden boxes.
The glass is then brought to a temperature between 1250°C and 1350°C, a temperature which makes it become light yellow and completely fluid.
The use of this technique needs a special preparation and teamwork where everybody must do his part rapidly without interfering with the others.
It is necessary to have a furnace where to melt the glass in a crucible.
The melting glass liquid is then poured swiftly in the sand mold. During sandcasting the glass paste can be enriched by including enamels, oxides, metal leaves or wires to create always different and striking effects.
In this way bas-reliefs and sculptures containing lightness and depth in a certain amount of thickness can be obtained.
The feeling is like looking in a “submerged world”.