In this fused glass video tutorial, I show how I made a Vortex Bowl and the unfortunate surprise at the end. This is a little more challenging than some projects but well worth the effort.
In the video, I show you a few techniques, including using frit to make beautiful patterns, creating a channel vortex, using a ring saw to cut circles, and draping a bowl.
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This fused glass clock was my first clock many years ago. Sadly, it got broken and has sat around since. In this fused glass tutorial, I’ll show you how I went about fixing it.
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Fused Glass part sheets give glass artists the opportunity to be very creative. In this fused glass tutorial, I’ll show you how I make fused glass cabochons from part sheets. There are just a couple of things to consider to achieve exceptional results.
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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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In this fused glass tutorial, I use a technique commonly called the ‘dilution technique’ to make a beautiful bowl. While I’m changing that technique a little, the basics are the same.
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Fused glass suncatchers can be amazing with the way they play with light. In this fused glass video tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a simple suncatcher that is open to a lot of creative variations. I’ll discuss the materials, preparation, assembly, kiln, and firing schedule with some extra design options at the end.
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Glass fusing kilns come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing they have in common is the potential to have cool spots. These are areas within the kiln where the temperature is slightly cooler than the rest of the kiln. This means that the glass in those areas will not process as much as in other areas.
In this video, I’ll talk about why it’s important to know your kiln, some of the reasons why cool spots may exist, and a simple test I perform to find where in a new kiln these cool spots may occur.
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Fused Glass part sheets are extremely versatile and can be used in many projects to create an entirely unique piece. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how I make two styles of fused glass part sheets. These can be used in your larger fused glass projects and in a later video I’ll show you how to use them to make unique cabochons for jewellery.
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Stacking joins vertically when fusing glass seems to be a concern for some artists. Because of this concern, I thought it necessary to address it specifically.
To do this I’ll show you a number of projects where I have don’t do this very thing. You can then decided for yourself if this is a good practice or not.
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These plain and simple fused glass cabochons are very versatile. This fused glass tutorial will show you how to make these and how to use them to make jewellery and to use as decoration on larger fused glass pieces.
This is a very easy project so please give it a go and let me know how it works for you.
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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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Dichroic jewellery can be amazing, with many beautiful colours, patterns and textures. In this video, I’ll be showing you how I make a particular style of dichroic features for jewellery. These can be made in a full glass kiln, or in a microwave kiln.
As usual, I’ll discuss many factors, as well as lead you through the full technique I use. This will show you step-by-step exactly how I make the features.
At the end of the video, I will show you the final pieces attached to bails and made up as pendants.
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