Orange Basket Weave Fused Glass Plate

Orange Basket Weave Fused Glass Plate

Orange Basket Weave Fused Glass Plate

This type of fused glass plate is one of my favorites to make!  By this, I mean the basket weave design.  Before getting into fused glass creations, I used to weave baskets made out of various types of reed material.  I really enjoyed making baskets and even sold a few.  Once I started making fused glass plates, I learned a technique for creating a basket weave effect.  I also make vases using this same technique.

After cutting all the strips for the fused glass plate, I lay them out in a specific way.  I will take 1/4 of the strips and lay them down parallel to each other, then another 1/4 of the strips and lay them down perpendicular to the other strips and so on for the rest of the strips.  This gives the illusion of a basket weave.

After fusing these strips together, I then fuse them to two layers of clear glass.  This creates a substantial fused glass plate.  I love using black iridescent glass for the strips, because this glass changes colors after it is fused.  Some purple and gold colors emerge, as well as others.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Dichroic Fused Glass Plate

Fused Glass Plate with dichroic noodles

Making this fused glass plate was very fun! I had a great time picking and choosing which size and color dichroic noodles I wanted to put in the clear section. For the two borders, I used a black iridescent glass for added sparkle.

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Lots of Fused Glass Pictures Coming Soon

I just took a bunch of pictures of some fused glass spoon rests, vases, wine bottles stoppers and plates!!  We have a couple of Art Festivals coming up this month, so I have beeen restocking the shelves with more fused glass art.

I also sent a bunch of Grey Goose and Absolut Vodka Bottle Spoon Rests and Trivets to one of our Galleries in Newport, Oregon on the coast – a great Gallery: Inscapes Gallery.   They should be set for a little while!!

More to come…

Glass Artist – Christine

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Feathers in a Fused Glass Plate

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This fused glass plate was a custom order.  I think it turned out very well, especially the feathers!  I am giving most of the credit to my husband.  He cut out all the glass and cleaned it, while I did the fusing.

Each of the white feathers are one piece of glass with black frit applied on top of the white glass.

Christine – Glass Artist

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Fused Glass Plate with Black Iridized Borders

Fused Glass Plate

This fused glass plate has black prismatic iridized borders with a clear piece in between.  I added dichroic noodles to accent the edges of the borders and put another one in the clear piece.  This fused glass plate is 10″ square.  It is both functional and decorative.  When the light hits the front of this fused glass plate, the iridized glass and the dichroic noodles really sparkle!  When I had this on display at my booth, people’s eyes would be attracted to this fused glass plate.  It is fun to watch people looking at this glass plate.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Blue Basket Weave Fused Glass Vase

Basket Weave Fused Glass Vase

Basket Weave Fused Glass Vases are special to me, because I used to weave real baskets made out of reed.  So, when I started making fused glass, I soon started making fused glass basket weave vases and plates.  Granted, my basket weave glass vases and plates are not a true basket weave (gosh, should I really be telling you this :)).  They look like it, but when you look closer, you can see that some of the glass strips are on top of all the others and some are on the bottom of all the others.  To do this, I lay out one-fourth of the strips in one direction and one-fourth of the strips in the other direction and then I repeat, so I have four layers of strips.  This gives the illusion of the basket weave design.

I do have a mold where I can slump strips of glass into an “s” shape and then put straight strips of glass through the gaps, thus creating a truer basket weave design.  I will tell you more about it when I finish one of those plates!

For this fused glass vase, I used Spectrum 96 Cascadia OpalArt glass.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Red Fused Glass Plate

Fused Glass Plate

This fused glass plate was a custom order.  A lady contacted me and told me her parents were going to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.  She saw a similar glass plate on my website (www.mastersglassart.com) as the glass plate pictured above.  She wondered if she could get a similar fused glass plate with the predominant glass piece bigger and red.  The reason she wanted more red was because a 40th wedding anniversary was a ruby anniversary, which I learned later.  The result was this fused glass plate.  I think the red is a gorgeous color and makes a bold statement, yet the other colors tone it down a bit.  I also added some dichroic noodles outlining the red and another one passing over the three colors on the right side.  The dichroic noodles really finishes the glass plate off beautifully.

The lady and her parents loved the plate!!

Christine – Glass Artist

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