One fused glass project I’ve never tried before is making a drop-out bowl, or vase, using a drop-out mould/ring. So this is a learning experience for me. The principle is simple; put a thick slab of glass on top, fire it until it softens, and slumps through the hole. What can go wrong!Continue reading Drop-Out Bowl That Surprised – Fused Glass Tutorial
In this video, I’ll be restoring a black and white plate. It has a small chip and the owner requested a polished rather than matte finish. This means we have to flatten it, polish it and then slump it back into its original shape.Continue reading Restoring a Chipped Fused Glass Plate, Project Tutorial
This is part 2 of the Lovely Llama project. In this glass fusing project, I’ve got two llamas on a simple platter. In this second part I complete the assembly, full fuse it, coldwork and then fire polish before slumping in a mould.
If you’re familiar with the glass fusing strip construction technique, I think you’ll still enjoy this project. It is a little demanding, both on technique and patience, but it’s well worth the effort.Continue reading Lovely Llama Platter (Part 2) Fused Glass Project
In this project, we’re going to use the strip construction method to create a pattern that includes 2 Llamas, for a lovely 😁 platter. This is part 1 of the tutorial, simply because it ended up being a long video.
If you’re familiar with the glass fusing strip construction technique, I think you’ll still enjoy this project. It is a little demanding, both on technique and patience, but it’s well worth the effort.
In this project I’ll be talking about a number of things, including the design, cutting glass, assembly of the piece, fusing and slumping.Continue reading Lovely Llama Platter (Part 1) Fused Glass Project
Don’t you love glass fusing? Nothing like smashing up some glass to rid yourself of tensions. Or even the more gently breaking it up. And then when your project transforms into a beautiful fused glass bowl, that’s the icing on the top.
This tutorial shows how you can take something so simple, apply quite a basic technique and end up with something beautiful.Continue reading Broken Glass to Beautiful Bowl, Fused Glass Project Tutorial
So, what is the difference between a glass kiln and a ceramic kiln?
Glass kilns are used for working with glass, ceramic kilns for working with ceramics, so you would think they are not interchangeable.
Well, it’s not that straightforward.
I’ve had this question about kilns a few times now, so I thought it’s about time I did some research and published this article.Continue reading What is the Difference Between a Glass Kiln and a Ceramic Kiln?
Last week I showed you a video about making Murrine. This week I’ll be making a square bowl using that Murrine.
I think you’ll love this video as it shows how a very simple Murrine pattern can be incorporated into a beautiful bowl.Continue reading Murrine Bowl From Murrine You Make, Fused Glass Project Tutorial
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In this fused glass tutorial, I’ll be making some Murrine for a future project. I’ll be using a stainless steel mould I made myself out of a thin sheet of metal from a toilet brush holder. Yes, that’s what I said. It cost a couple of dollars at a cheap shop.
The process is fairly straightforward and lends itself to a lot of creative ventures. Check it out and let your imagination loose.Continue reading Making Murrine in a Kiln, Sort Of, Fused Glass Tutorial
Yes, it’s a schlock clock. It’s a bit tacky, but making this fused glass clock taught me some valuable lessons. The technique is new to me, but I really like the idea and will surely try again.
While it didn’t work out as I wanted, the process is well worth exploring in future projects. Take the time and watch the video. It won’t be a waste of time.Continue reading Clock or Schlock, Fused Glass Clock That Taught a Few Lessons, Project Tutorial
Today I’ll show you how I faceted a dichroic fused glass cabochon by hand on a faceting machine. This is a machine I normally use for faceting gemstones but thought I’d give the dichroic cab a go.
My goal was to see if I could do it, and then secondarily;y to see if I could fire polish in my kiln and retain the crisp facets.Continue reading Fused Glass Octagonal Dichroic Cabochon Faceted on Faceting Machine
This is a hard, fused glass project. Not because it’s technically challenging, because it’s emotionally challenging. This is about creating art. You have to let go of the need to control everything, to plan, and let the moment dictate what you create.
Watch as I struggle with myself to create a piece of art using scrap glass. It’s not as easy as it may sound.Continue reading Can You Go With the Flow, Fused Glass Art, Project Tutorial