Julie Anne Mihalisin first began working with glass and precious metal as a graduate student at London's Royal College of Art, at the suggestion of British jeweler Jacqueline Mina. Mihalisin quickly developed a fascination with the contrasting properties of glass and metal. The artist experimented with the technique of "kiln-slumped glass jewelry," in which a metal framework that helps shape the glass is in turn entrapped in the glass. With her husband, artist Philip Walling, Mihalisin has since adapted her technique to larger wall sculptures.
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