Posted on Leave a comment

Square Can Be Beautiful, If It’s a Fused Glass Bowl, Project Tutorial

Fused Glass Bowl

Last week we made a fused glass part sheet from some pattern bars. This week, we’ll make a square(ish) bowl from a section of that part sheet.

I’ll cover everything from design, materials through to the final slump into the platter. Firing schedules are included.

Continue reading Square Can Be Beautiful, If It’s a Fused Glass Bowl, Project Tutorial
Posted on 1 Comment

Strip Construction Platter from a Design on My Jumper, Project Tutorial

Strip Pattern File

Yep, that’s right. I came from a design on my jumper. This fused glass tutorial makes a beautiful platter, using using strip construction basics. But there is a little, but pleasant, surprise during the process.

I’ll cover everything from design, materials through to final slump into the platter. Firing schedules are included.

Continue reading Strip Construction Platter from a Design on My Jumper, Project Tutorial
Posted on Leave a comment

Kiln Carving Fused Glass is Fun, Try This, You’ll Love It.

Kiln Carving

You have to try kiln carving. In this fused glass tutorial, I’ll show you how I go about kiln carving. It’s a simple technique that produces fantastic results.

In the video tutorial, I’ll show you the basic techniques to produce two, very different coasters. I’ll talk about many things, that include the basic principle, materials you’ll need, firing schedule, and more.

Continue reading Kiln Carving Fused Glass is Fun, Try This, You’ll Love It.
Posted on Leave a comment

Glass Weaving Demystified!

Glass Weaving

The glass fusing technique of weaving glass has a little bit of mystery about it. In this tutorial, I’ll try to demystify that for you. I’ll be showing how I weave glass to create beautiful fused glass art.

The video tutorial will talk about design, materials, and equipment needs. It will also cover any cutting and assembly required, and all kiln firing through to the final firing.

Continue reading Glass Weaving Demystified!
Posted on Leave a comment

Using Strip Construction to Make Fused Glass Cabochons

Fused Glass Cabochon

Strip construction is a well-known technique in making fused glass items. In this video tutorial I’ll show you how to make fused glass cabochons using strip construction.

Glass fusing with the strip construction method involves cutting strips of different coloured glass then assembling them in some sort of pattern, on edge, before full fusing. That’s exactly what we’ll be doing in this glass fusing project

The video tutorial will talk about design, materials, and equipment needs. It will also cover any cutting and assembly required, and all kiln firing through to the final full fuse firing.

Continue reading Using Strip Construction to Make Fused Glass Cabochons
Posted on Leave a comment

Making a Fused Glass Dolphin Bowl, Project Tutorial

Fused Glass Bowl Tutorial

This fused glass dolphin bowl is a great project that doesn’t require high-level skills. The techniques are basic, though the end result is very impressive. A great project for anyone. If you’re looking for a great fun glass fusing project, this is one to consider.

The video tutorial will show you the selection of glass, the design, cutting, assembly, and firing, through to the final slump firing.

Continue reading Making a Fused Glass Dolphin Bowl, Project Tutorial
Posted on Leave a comment

Fused Glass Colur Reaction Platter, Project Tutorial

Glass Reaction Platter

This tutorial will show you how I made this fused glass colour reaction platter. It uses Tomato Red and Turquoise for the reaction. The red containing sulphur and the turquoise containing copper.

The video tutorial will show you the selection of glass, the design, cutting, assembly, and firing, through to the final slump firing.

Continue reading Fused Glass Colur Reaction Platter, Project Tutorial
Posted on Leave a comment

Making Fused Glass Reaction Test Samples

Fused Glass Reaction Samples

When it comes to glass fusing, testing techniques are part of the process. If you’re trying something new, or just want to check how something will look, it’s always preferable that you perform a test. Glass fusing reactions are one of those things where you need to understand what happens in order to design a project.

The video tutorial will show how I make some reaction test strips, using mainly opal glass. It will show you the colours I use, the final reactions, and my observations.

Continue reading Making Fused Glass Reaction Test Samples
Posted on Leave a comment

Want to Make this Fused Glass Segment Bowl? Tutorial to Show How

Fused Glass Bowl Tutorial

In this fused glass video tutorial, I’ll be showing you how I made this segment bowl. It’s made by cutting each segment individually and then fitting them together, before firing and slumping into a mould.

The video tutorial shows the materials needed, the cutting of glass and assembly, the full fuse, some coldworking, and the final slump firing.

Continue reading Want to Make this Fused Glass Segment Bowl? Tutorial to Show How
Posted on Leave a comment

Making Two Fused Glass Trinket Dishes – A Project Tutorial

Trinket Dish Tutorial

In this project tutorial on fused glass trinket dishes, I’ll show you how I make two styles. One incorporates dichroic glass but has a saying finish. The other is decorated with glass frit and has a polished finish

The video tutorial talks about the dishes and shows the materials needed, the cutting of glass and assembly, the full fuse, some coldworking, and the final slump firing. At the end of the video, I answer a number of questions asked by viewers.

Continue reading Making Two Fused Glass Trinket Dishes – A Project Tutorial
Posted on Leave a comment

Making Fused Glass Wall / Standing Art Tutorial

Fused Glass Art

Doing something different in this tutorial. Making a fused glass wall art piece. I say ‘wall art’ but I’ll probably mount it on a stand. This is a fun project that you should try if you haven’t done something similar already.

The video tutorial is shot all in one clip so shows me applying the frit, along with mistakes and doubts, then firing it in the kiln to the final shape.

Continue reading Making Fused Glass Wall / Standing Art Tutorial
Posted on Leave a comment

Using a Fusible Decal to Make a Fused Glass Platter

Fused Glass Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I demonstrate making a custom fusible decal and using it to decorate a fused glass platter. The tutorial also shows how to make the platter and slump it into the required shape.

The video tutorial includes techniques for cutting the glass strips, fusing it all together, coldworking with a flat lap, and then finally slumping it in the kiln to the final shape.

Continue reading Using a Fusible Decal to Make a Fused Glass Platter