Glass Designs

Podwal’s kiln cast glass commissions have been produced in London by Fusion Glass, which has an unrivalled reputation as one of the world's leading decorative structural architectural glass companies. Kiln casting is a type of glass casting in which cold glass is placed over a mold inside of a kiln. The kiln is brought up to molten temperatures, causing the glass to flow into the mold. The glass object is forged and cooled as the kiln is slowly brought back down to room temperature.

UJA-Federation of New York
New York, NY

Podwal was commissioned to design sixteen large glass panels for two conference rooms of the renovated UJA-Federation Headquarters in New York City. The glass imagery includes themes such as the Jewish holidays and imaginary Israel stamps. The kiln cast glass was fabricated by Fusion Glass in London.

Solomon Schechter School of Westchester
Hartsdale, NY

Entrance windows for Solomon Schechter School of Westchester. The images illustrate the four animals cited in a verse from Pirke Avot, “Be bold as a leopard, light as an eagle, swift as a deer, and strong as a lion to do the will of your Father in Heaven.” Additional images include a detail from the traditional diagram of the Sefirot, which according to Kabbalah are the ten emanations by which God was said to become manifest. The kiln cast glass was fabricated by Fusion Glass in London.