Fused Glass Bowl – Shape is 6-Lobed

 

This fused glass bowl has a unique shape.  I have a mold that I use to drape the glass over it in the kiln. 

The glass is a new kind of 96 Spectrum called Opal Art Red.  It is a bit translucent and the colors in it are gorgeous.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Red Fused Glass Vase

 

I’ve made fused glass vases like this one, but usually I use black iridized glass.  I wanted to try a bright and cheery color for spring, so I chose this red translucent iridized glass.  I love the color of this fused glass vase. 

After I fused the strips together in this basket weave design, I used a cone-shaped mold to get the vase shape.  Unfortunately, the fused glass vase hugged the mold too tightly to get it off in one piece.  After getting most of the shelf paper off, which is supposed to provide a space between the mold and the glass, I soaked it all in water to try to get the rest of the shelf paper out of the tight spaces.  However, I discovered the glass at the very top is where the problem was located.  I think the shelf paper had fallen off at this area prior to the glass touching the mold. 

Needless to say, I broke off two small pieces trying to get the fused glass vase off the mold.  I was so frustrated, because these glass vases are a lot of work.  I will be making another one, because it did turn out very nicely — I’ll just have to change my fusing schedule 🙂

Christine — Glass Artist

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Blue Fused Glass Snowflake

 

This fused glass snowflake is another one of Dave’s creations.  We learned from fusing this snowflake that different kinds of glass fuse at different temperatures.  This particular glass needed a higher temperature to get it to look like the other snowflakes. 

We have no idea why this glass is so different.  We also don’t know what kind of glass it is.  However, pieces of glass from the same sheet of glass will fuse to itself.  There is so much to learn about glass 🙂

Christine — Glass Artist

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Black Fused Glass Spoon Rest

 

To make this fused glass spoon rest, I cut out a black and a clear piece.  I was at a loss for how to decorate it.  I asked Dave if he had any ideas.  He told me to add some random pieces of white glass.  So, this is what I came up with for the black fused glass spoon rest.

What do you think?  Do you like it?  Let me know!

Christine — Glass Artist

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Fused Glass Spoon Rest – Teal with white dots and lines

 

This teal fused glass spoon rest was fun to make.  I added white stringers and cut pieces of rod (a thicker version of a stringer).  The placement of these white pieces on this fused glass spoon rest was sort of random, but also planned.   You can see that the white dots are placed pretty evenly apart.  The stringers are more random with various lengths.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Fused Glass Plate – Black Iridized and Stringers on Clear

 

This fused glass plate was a lot of fun to design and make.  I cut out two pieces of clear glass 10 inches square.  I added a layer of thin black iridized glass in an odd shape, meaning not square or rectangular 🙂  I added various lengths of black stringer on the clear glass and fused it all together.  The black iridized glass pushed out, so the edges were uneven.  I ground the edges even and put the fused glass plate back in the kiln for a fire polish.  It turned out great!

Christine — Glass Artist

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

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