Final Tutorial for Fused Glass Plate — #9

White Fused Glass Plate

Fused Glass Plate

Step #9:  These are pictures of the finished fused glass plate.  Now, I know you thought I was finished with this Tutorial, but life got in the way of me grinding the edges, fire polishing the fused glass plate, and slumping it.  It took me a week or so to take these pictures once the fused glass plate was finished.  So sorry…

I really love how it turned out.  The white glass is bright and shiny and the strip of clear glass with the stringers really compliments the white glass.

I’d love to know what you thought of this tutorial!  Did you learn anything?  Are there things I left out that you would like to know more about?  Please leave a comment!!

Christine — Glass Artist

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Stunning Fused Glass Plate

Fused Glass Plate

This fused glass plate has an iridized coating which makes it so stunning.  The black and clear glass has a wonderful swirly pattern.  It is hard to tell that there is clear glass in this fused glass plate, but the clear glass is there 🙂   It makes this fused glass plate translucent, too.  This fused glass plate is 9 1/2 inches square.

We just sold it to a retail outlet close to our house.  They bought quite a bit of our glass art and we are hoping everything sells well for them.  🙂

Christine — Glass Artist

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Ripply Light Blue Iridized Fused Glass Candle Holder

Fused Glass Candle Holder

Fused Glass Candle Holder

I had some of this light blue ripple iridized glass from Kokomo Glass Company left over from another project, so I decided to make a fused glass candle holder or candle bridge.  The iridized layer is on the bottom of the candle bridge, so you can’t see it from these pictures.  However, if you were to see it in the sunlight, the iridescence would be very hard to miss.  Sometimes I need sunglasses when looking at an iridized glass, because it is so bright.

For this fused glass candle holder, I have a mold.  So, I cut the glass a bit smaller than the mold and place it on top.  Since the indentation in the middle is about 1/2″ deep, it takes the glass quite awhile to slump into it.  I usually hold the kiln at 1250 degrees F. for two hours and it comes out very nicely.  The glass also falls at the edges to get the rounded part down to where it touches the surface.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Interesting Design on this Fused Glass Spoon Rest

Here is a cool Fused Glass Spoon Rest.  I had the idea to put these black spots and lines  on a white background.  I really love how it came out.  This first picture of the fused glass spoon rest is taken from above.

Fused Glass Spoon Rest

This picture of the fused glass spoon rest was taken from the side to show the way the handle curves down at the end.

Fused Glass Spoon Rest

The spoon rest sold at the first Art Festival where I had it for sale!!  Wow, now that says something about the design.  I need to make another one to replace this one!!

This fused glass spoon rest is 11 inches long and the round section is about 4 inches wide.

Tell me how you like this fused glass spoon rest!  I’d love to hear your thoughts about it!!

Christine — Glass Artist

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Click here to see more of my Fused Glass Art:  http://www.mastersglassart.com

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Fused Glass Plate

Fused Glass Plate

 

This Fused Glass Plate was made with Spectrum Black and Clear Baroque Iridized glass.   The iridized coating is what gives this fused glass plate its metallic look.  With the Baroque style of glass, every piece has a unique look to it.  

This particular fused glass plate was given away in our Free Drawing we had at the Mateel Community Arts and Music Festival.  This is what the lucky winner said about her new fused glass plate:

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The dish you made is so much more beautiful than I remember!  I knew I had good taste! 
You do beautiful work!
Thanks so much
Susan 

It is so nice to hear such great things from people!!

Christine — Glass Artist

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Click here to see more of our Fused Glass Art:  www.mastersglassart.com

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Fused Glass Business Card Holder

Fused Glass Business Card Holder

I made this fused glass business card holder to hold our business cards when we go to Art Festivals.  I made the black and white dots with a murrini mold.  I added black and white stringers to the grooves in the mold and after it was fused, I got a long and skinny piece of glass.  I cut it into small pieces and then fire polished the pieces.  They rounded out with a flat bottom.  Then I tack fused them, along with the red frit, to this white piece of glass.  Then I draped it over a rectangular mold to get the final shape.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Click here to see more of my Fused Glass Art:  www.mastersglassart.com

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Fused Glass Spoon Rest with Blue Butterfly and Flowers

Fused Glass Spoon Rest

Fused Glass Spoon Rest - Blue Butterfly

Fused Glass Spoon Rest - Flowers

This fun fused glass spoon rest was a custom order.  The lady said she liked my “Little Fishies Fused Glass Spoon Rest,” but she wanted something a little different.  She wasn’t sure what she wanted, so I gave her a couple ideas, like replacing the fishies with a butterfly or a dragonfly.  She liked the butterfly idea.  She also wanted the seaweed to have flowers at the tips.  She had a lot of fun creating her very own fused glass spoon rest!

In addition to this fused glass spoon rest, she also wanted a plain clear glass spoon rest.  She loves to cook and the reason she wanted a plain clear glass spoon rest was because she had some clear glass storage containers on her counter and the clear glass spoon rest would match the storage containers.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about this fused glass spoon rest with the butterfly and flowers!!

Christine — Glass Artist

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Click here to see more of my Fused Glass Art:  www.mastersglassart.com

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