Caption: Opposite page, left: Kerstin Bratsch, Poli'ahu's Curse: First Bone Chill, 2012-16, luster and enamel on antique glass, drawn glass, glass jewels, agate, lead, 36 1/2 x 25".
Caption: Opposite page, right: Kerstin Bratsch, Because Loved Wildness (Mund der Wahrheit), 2015, luster and enamel on antique glass, drawn glass, glass jewels, church-window bordering, agate, lead, 37 Va x 241/T.
Left: Kerstin Bratsch for das INSTITUT, Blocked Radiant (for Ioana) Lens, 2013, drawn glass, 43 1/8 x 43 1/8".
The production of optical fibers consists of a series of inline processes; the drawing of glass fiber from a heated silica preform in the furnace, the cooling of drawn glass
fiber in a dedicated fiber cooling system, the coating of polymers on the bare glass fiber, and the ultraviolet (UV) curing on the fiber coatings.