FUSED GLASS

 

In 2011, I purchased a kiln and began my adventure with Fused Glass.  I really love the the free form nature of the media and the "happy accidents" that can sometimes occur.  There is so much to learn in this medium and I have a long way to go.  But I am having a lot of fun on the journey.

I get my inspiration for my art  from a variety of resources, but usually its as simple as looking out my back door.  I also  incorporate several techniques that allow me to create one of a kind pieces.  Click on the links below to learn more.

 

This slide show demonstrates the basic process I use to create my one of kind plates, bowls and sculptures.  Click on an image for a full view slide show.  Hover over image to see description.

Stack
Stack

I start with stacks of compatible glass. I then put them in a form that has room for the glass to flow, but be contained so it reaches the desired thickness of 19mm.

Slab
Slab

The glass is then fired until it flows and forms a thick slab.

Display
Display

Once it comes out of the kiln, the piece has a smooth, matte finish and is ready for display.

Stack
Stack

I start with stacks of compatible glass. I then put them in a form that has room for the glass to flow, but be contained so it reaches the desired thickness of 19mm.

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