Is there a theme starting here? A clock for Jacob, now coasters for Fay! Mmm…maybe not.
Anyway, yes, this is a set of coasters for my sister Fay. Not the first post on coasters, but each has been a learning experience and a lot of fun making.
These had to match her kitchen decor so powder blue and white were the thing. So let’s get into it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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We have been making round fused glass cabochons for some time now, but never tried to use them for much else other than stud earrings. With a little thought it seemed that they could be used to make a range of designs for more interesting earrings and pendants.
A few tests later I found that there were a couple of factors that influenced the final result.
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For some time I have been meaning to try a Colour de Verre mould for small fused glass jewellery pieces. Well, I finally made the time and you may, or may not, be surprised to find that using the moulds is not quite as simple as thought.
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Making something yourself gives you a satisfaction that you just can’t get any other way. Especially when the end result is totally unique fused glass art. Doing something like that with your children creates memories that last a lifetime.
Some time ago my son John and his family were visiting so I decided this was a great opportunity to do just that.
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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.
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‘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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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