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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.

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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.

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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.

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Make a Fused Glass Platter Using the Strip Construction Method

Strip Construction Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I’ll be showing you how I made a small fused glass platter using the strip construction method. The platter also has a focal piece made from Bullseye streaky glass. The method I’m using involves cutting many 6 mm wide strips of 3mm art glass and then assembling them into the desired pattern

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.

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Making the Black Rainbow Platter

Fused Glass Platter

In this fused glass tutorial we make a simple platter that has a rainbow of colours in raised strips in the middle. While a simple project, it is open to a lot of variation.

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Making a Bubble Grid Platter

Fused Glass Platter

This fused glass tutorial video is all about managing bubbles in your glass art. This project intentionally creates bubbles in a uniform pattern, a regular grid.

This is a challenging project but please give it a go. The video covers everything you need to know, from glass selection through to the final full fuse of the finished piece.

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Constructing Part Sheet Platter ‘Sky Tracks’

Blue Fused Glass Sky Tracks

The term ‘fused glass’ really does apply to this project. It uses a ‘selected’ part of a part sheet and virgin (should I use that word) glass to construct a beautiful decorative sling platter.

Ok, I’m using a bit of artistic license here. The term ‘sling’ I use when talking about a platter that is simply a flat rectangular, or square, piece that has been slumped in the middle, like a slung hammock. Am I stretching that artistic license a bit?

Anyway, this platter uses a piece from a part sheet I posted a little while back – A Strip Construction Glass Fusing Part Sheet. I hope you find it interesting.

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