This fused glass project uses a technique I’ve tested but not used in a finished project. So this is an adventure for us all.
So what I’m going to do is create a platter that has a pattern decorated in frit. I’ve called this a script platter for a reason you can guess, but it lends itself to many more variations.
The video tutorial includes the design, materials, and equipment information, as well as the cutting of glass, firing, and slumping.
In the YouTube video, you will find links to related videos, a chapter list with time stamps, and links to more resources.
Don’t forget, the glass I use is Bullseye 90 COE. I use Thinfire fiber paper on the shelf, but when fire polishing on my shelf, and slumping in moulds, I spray with boron nitride mould release.
This project is one that doesn’t require complex skills or any equipment you probably don’t already have. I urge you to give it a go. I’m sure you’ll be happy with the result.
So this is a platter, slumped in that stainless steel mould I had made, the one with the gradual curve. It will be using 3mm clear and opaque white and some black frit.
In essence, the white is placed on top of the clear, then the black frit is sifted over the top and then a design is added to the frit.
I think this piece is best suited to a flatter piece, just to show off the design. The back of the piece is irrelevant. But you may feel differently. Select the mould you want to use and from that determine the size. Cut the clear and white to suit.
I’m not going into the frit and decoration here, better to watch the video.
I did somehow get some black frit in between the clear and white. Because I had to clean off the frit and start again, maybe I didn’t fully clean off the frit from the white, or it got onto the clear, and ended up sandwiched between the two. If you have to clean off the frit and start again as I did, just make sure the frit is cleaned off well. It is fine and tends to stick to the glass.
If you have any questions please ask in the comments section on YouTube.
💥 Full Fuse Firing Schedule
- #1 – 222 C (432 F) up to 535 C (995 F), hold 60 minutes
- #2 – 333 C (632 F) up to 670 C (1238 F), no hold
- #3 – Full up to 805 C (F1481), hold 15 minutes
- #4 – Full down to 482 C (900 F), hold 60 minutes
- #5 – 65 C ( 149 F) down to 425 C (797 F), no hold
- #6 – 132 C ( 270 F) down to 371 C (700 F), no hold