Our art is inspired by Hawaii's natural beauty, sea life and Culture.
Technology and art come together... Experience the magic of tropical sunlight captured in dichroic glass by our team of amazing artists!
Dichroic glass is multiple ultra-thin layers of transparent oxides of such metals as titanium, platinum, gold, or silica are vaporised by an electron beam in a vacuum chamber. The vapor then condenses on the surface of the glass in the form of a crystal structure. A protective layer of quartz crystal is sometimes added.The finished glass can have as many as 30 to 50 layers of these materials, yet the thickness of the total coating is approximately 30 to 35 millionths of an inch. The coating that is created is very similar to a gemstone and, by careful control of thickness, different colors may be obtained.
The total light that hits the dichroic layer equals the wavelengths reflected plus the wavelengths passing through the dichroic layer.
Where to find us
Our studio is located in upcountry Maui. We are at the Pukalani Farmers Market every Saturday or you can find our work at one of our supporting galleries across the Hawaiian Islands.
Makai Glass Maui
Martin and Mcarther