Transpire Glass Wall

Submitted by Sarinda Jones


Client: Kalbach

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $12,000

Project Team


Sarinda Jones


Private Homeowner


This client was interested in something very different for their living space; something that would react to the amount of light that comes into the space. She knew glass was a perfect fit since she was interested in the reflections on the walls. The finished work is kiln formed glass, 10’x3’x1.5″


Glass has a unique ability to shape and define a space through its interaction with light. It has the capacity to create not simply an arresting point of focus, it also creates a unique experience. Every project begins with a series of questions: What is the nature of the site? Whom does it serve? What times of the day or night is the site in use? Are there special conditions with regard to lighting, maintenance, and movement of the viewers? What is the architectural intent? Through dialogue with the design team and client, a direction for the artwork emerges.


There were two initial appointments to the clients home. First to see the space and discuss what her interests were. Second was to bring samples of what we spoke about and decide what worked best in the space. Once the raw materials were shipped to my studio I was able to begin the creation of this custom piece. As I worked I sent the client updated images to see the progress. I installed the work eight weeks later.