Milelli has developed a wide range of fused glass designs depicting many varieties of tropical and game fish
either as stand alone or in a ocean/reef setting. His entry into the realm of fused glass was preceded by designing and assembling
stained glass art with a similar aquatic themes. His work has been purchased by Key West fishing guides and many residents.
The entry into fused glass designs began over
four years ago, mostly as a hobby, but the resulting art work was considered by other artists to be very worthy and encouraged
Joe to enter art shows. Joe has been accepted by the Old Island Days Art Festival in Key West for the the past three years
and recently accepted by the Pigeon Key Art Show in Marathon,FL. Both art shows are juried and highly regarded.
|A Tropical Reef Scene
This is an example of a tropical reef scene with a variety of colorful fish. This is a multi-layer design
starting with two layers of clear glass, followed by assembling pieces of glass into the various fish shapes, followed with
selective use of glass frit. A solid glass border is then applied and the entire assembly fused together. After fusing the
piece was slumped into a platter form.
Purchased by a long time Key West resident.
Member of the following organizations:
Florida Keys Council of the Arts
Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
Livermore Art League