My guess is that you’re wondering what the heck a Fertility Bowl is. Well, study the bowl for a few moments and I am sure you will understand why I called it that.
I didn’t intend to make a ‘fertility bowl’. It just seemed to evolve. Anyway, read on and I hope you enjoy.
Continue reading I called it a Fertility Bowl!
If you are not already familiar with part sheets, they are simply custom made sheets of glass with some sort of pattern. The pattern could be anything, even plain colours if you desire.
These sheets are then cut up and used as components in some other project, such as a central feature in a glass bowl.
Anyway, this post is about creating a part sheet using powdered frit.
Continue reading Making a Fused Glass Part Sheet
This project has been hanging around on my list for some time now. Not sure why exactly, but it may be because I knew it would be a little tedious. You will see what I mean a little later.
Anyway, the time came to give it a go.
Continue reading Turquoise Fused Glass Honeycomb Bowl
My first attempt at a clock worked out fine, for a while at least. That is until the clock fractured through the hole I had drilled the hole for the movement. It was hanging on the wall in the studio at the time so you can guess what happened when it hit the concrete floor.
Time has come for another clock. This time as a gift for my grandson Jacob. Continue reading Fused Glass Clock for Jacob
This piece was inspired by my interest in a more 3D approach to fused glass pieces, combined with a few pieces I had admired previously that displayed a beautiful repeating pattern of transmitted and reflected light.
Being a geometric guy, and looking for a simple repeating pattern, the chess board design seemed like a great starting point. I then added an easy to achieve 3D affect that I think you will like.
Continue reading Layered Checkerboard Bowl
This fused glass project was a bit more of a task than I expected, but I do think it was all worth it. I can say that now it is completed, but cutting all those strips of Bullseye glass did make me dig deep looking for the patience to continue.
The basic idea was to create a clear bowl decorated with a very geometric pattern of stripes. I like geometric designs and texture so thought a tack fused strip design would do the trick.
Continue reading Square Bowl with Tack Fused Stripe Pattern
In Part 2 of this post I will be covering the slumping process to make the final fused glass bowl. You may remember, this is a 245mm square bowl with a Kawasaki theme. It is made from Bullseye 90 COE glass.
The final bowl turned out fantastic, as you will see.
Continue reading A Fused Glass Bowl ‘Kawasaki Dreaming’ – Part 2
‘Kawasaki Dreaming?’ you ask! Well, I needed a reason to try making a theme based bowl. While I could come up with numerous themes, I really wanted to do something for someone that would have great meaning.
I won’t go into the detail about who this was made for, but he does have a collection of Kawasaki motor bikes. I expected that anybody with a collection of Kawasaki motor bikes would have a strong love for the brand and really appreciate something unique and related.
Continue reading A Fused Glass Bowl ‘Kawasaki Dreaming’ – Part 1
A little while back I told my son Mykel I was going to make him a bowl for his new apartment and asked what he would like. Well, if you knew my son you would not be surprised when he asked for a bowl with the entire number for Pi on it, and in a blue theme. Yes, the entire number.
As I am sure you are aware that number is considered to be infinite. I definitely couldn’t make a bowl big enough for that, but not to be beaten I accepted the challenge and did come up with a compromise.
Continue reading ‘Flawed Physics’ – Fused Glass Bowl for Mykel
Hey, what do you expect from Rocketman? OK, a cheeseboard is a bit of an anti-climax, but my rockets are in being serviced.
So, until I get my rockets back, I thought I would make a fused glass cheeseboard. Nothing too demanding, but just a little artistic. You could also use it as a small cutting board, a fruit platter and so on.
So here is how it came about.
Continue reading Rocket & Solar System Cheeseboard – ‘Dying of the Light’
Yes, I know, ‘sort of’ doesn’t sound too great but this simple project came out of the blue. It really wasn’t planned.
It came about when I looked at a 200mm squarish piece of 6 mm clear Bullseye glass and considered trying to cut it. My previous attempt at cutting 6mm glass didn’t exactly work – it cracked in the wrong place. I need a little practice on that one, so I was a little unsure about cutting it.
Anyway, inspiration hit and I could see a nice cheese board in the square, without cutting. Something simple in design I thought. So undaunted I dived in.
Continue reading Making a Square Cheese Board, Sort Of
In Part 1 I covered making the puddle by fusing several sheets of Bullseye COE 90 glass, but didn’t get into how that became finished cabochons.
In this part I will cover making the cabochons from the puddle, from breaking up the puddle, grinding and preparation, full fusing and a final fire polish.
Continue reading Making Green Puddle Cabochons – Part 2 – The Cabochons