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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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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.

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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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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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