They’re glass. On copper. The glass is ground finer than sugar and sifted onto a copper plate. Then it’s placed in a small electric kiln.
The drawings are made from copper wire. They sink into the first layer of glass and get filled with a different color. That’s the process simplified for your protection.
“The whole thing is insane,” Bell says. “I look like a mad scientist and spend a good deal of time crawling on the floor looking for the piece of wire I dropped, but the end result is enchanting and I can’t stop.”
Browse the unforgettable art of Jenn Bell below.