In this tutorial, we’ll be making a platter using iridised and dichroic glass. The technique is one I especially love as I’m sure you will.
The video tutorial includes the design, materials, and equipment information, as well as cutting the glass with a ring saw, and coldworking including sandblasting, fusing, fire polishing, and slumping.
Continue reading Amazing Iridised and Dichroic Platter. Fused Glass Project Tutorial
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.
Continue reading Constructing Part Sheet Platter ‘Sky Tracks’
This is a simple little project that may give you some inspiration to use fused glass in new ways.
In our home we have a brick fireplace that has always looked quite bare. It has no mantle and really looks unfinished. So for a few years I have been looking for a suitable fireplace mantle to finish it off.
Finally, I found a very cheap, $20, second-hand mantel that could do the job.
Continue reading Fused Glass Features for a Fireplace Mantle