This small fused glass vase is 4 1/2″ high and 4″ in diameter at the top. First, I fused two layers of glass about 4 1/2″ in diameter. Second, I used a drop ring mold, which is a mold with a 3″ hole in the middle. I propped the mold 4″ high, placed the glass on the mold and put it back in the kiln. I had to watch the glass as it dropped through the mold, so it would land nicely on the shelf. If it isn’t watched, all the glass could fall through the mold and create a large pile of glass on the shelf. I know this, because it has happened to me 🙂
Third, I fused two layers of glass for the base of the fused glass vase. Fourth, I tack fused the base to the vase. This gives the vase more stability.
I plan on making a taller fused glass vase with the Cranberry glass, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Christine — Glass Artist
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