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Making an Aqua Fused Glass Pebble Bowl

Fused Glass Bowl

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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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Fused Glass Bowl

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Making a Dichroic Fused Glass Suncatcher

Dichroic Suncatcher

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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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Fused Glass Suncatcher

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How to Find Cool Spots in Your Glass Fusing Kiln

Glass Kiln

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 its’ 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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Making Fused Glass Part Sheets

Fused Glass Video Tutorial

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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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Fused Glass Part Sheets

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Should you Align Joins Vertically when Fusing Glass?

Fused Glass Joins

Stacking joins vertically when fusing glass seems to be a concern with 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 this very thing. You can then decided yourself if this is a good practice or not.

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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Fused Glass Joins
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Making Plain Fused Glass Cabochons & Jewellery

Video Tutorial for Simple Cabs

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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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Video Tutorial for Simple Cabs
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Making a Bubble Grid Platter

Fused Glass Platter

This fused glass tutorial video is all about managing bubbles in you 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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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Fused Glass Bubble Grid Platter
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Making a Geometric Design Fused Glass Chinese Bowl

Fused Glass Chinese Bowl

This little fused glass bowl started out, in my head, as a very balanced and uniform geometric design, but ended up a lot more random. But I think that’s the beauty of glass art, you can just adapt to your design whims.

At least, to a point. I suppose the glass does dictate a little, but there is so much you can do with glass. More than you may realise.

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A Strip Construction Glass Fusing Part Sheet

Strip Construction Part Sheet

Glass fusing part sheets are a great way to add interesting elements to your pieces. They can be used in so many ways. It all comes down to your creativity.

In this glass fusing tutorial I will cover just one method to make a part sheet. It is simple, but very flexible and gives you many choices as far as colour combinations etc. The method is strip construction.

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Clear Capped Cabochons

Clear Capped Cabochons

In this firing I tried making cabochons with three layers of glass. This probably is a more normal method, capping with clear glass, so I expected this to work well and with few issues. As usual, I added a few other bits to see what happened.

This probably going to be my approach always; adding extra bits to fill in space and for testing. Making good use of the space in a kiln is surely much more economical and a good practice to adopt, but thinking of what to include does take a bit of thought.

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