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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Red Fused Glass Spoon Rest

Red Fused Glass Spoon Rest

Red Fused Glass Spoon Rest

This red fused glass spoon rest is a popular color when I sell them at Art Festivals.  These glass spoon rests do look great on almost any color stove or counter-top. The main fused glass spoon rest has two layers of glass making it very substantial.  To decorate the glass spoon rest, I cut small squares of black and white and even small squares to put on top of the opposite color.

Christine – Glass Artist

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Blue Butterfly Fused Glass Spoon Rest

Fused Glass Spoon Rest

This fused glass spoon rest is one of my favorites!  I love butterflies and I love flowers!  So, I combined the two on this glass spoon rest.  The butterfly is the hardest thing to make.  I use a template to cut out two pieces for the blue wings.  Then, I grind each one so they match and actually look like butterfly wings.  I add small white pieces of glass to add interest to the butterfly.

I use glass stringers for the stems and small pieces of glass for the small flower petals.  When everything is in place, I fuse two layers of clear glass with the butterfly and flowers.  To finish off the fused glass spoon rest, I slump the glass into a spoon rest mold to give it the shape of a spoon rest.

This spoon rest sold soon after I finished it.  I guess I will need to make another one, but I never make the same one twice, so the butterfly will have to be a different color, etc.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Update on Wine Bottle Spoon Rest

Fused Glass Wine Bottle Spoon Rest

The last wine bottle spoon rest mold post was May, 2007.  I have changed the firing schedule a little since then.  Also, there is a new place to get the mold to make this spoon rest.

The new website to get this mold is:  http://www.mackymolds.com/GlassSaggers.htm.  However, it is more widely available, now.  I have seen it at delphi.com, too.

My firing schedule has changed quite a bit since I posted it in a similar post about wine bottle spoon rests, but I am not sure which one at this moment.

Anyway here it is:

300  1100  30 min. hold

200 1250 30 min. hold

400  1420  10 min. hold

Full  1030  2 hrs. hold

150  700  1 min. hold

The first two segments are a bubble squeeze.  This may be adjusted for bottles that tend to get more bubbles.  For those types of bottles, I will go up to 1350 instead of 1250.  Or, you can use 100 instead of 200.

This schedule is for my Skutt 1414 – the bath tub kiln.  Every kiln is different, so you will probably adjust this schedule for your particular kiln.  Play around with it until it is right for you.  I have been making a lot of spoon rests from a lot of different types of bottles.  I even have slight adjustments for this schedule depending on the types of bottles I am slumping.  Some need more hold time and others need less.  So this schedule is not a one type fits all.

The temps. are in Fahrenheit.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Red and White Fused Glass Spoon Rest

Red and White Fused Glass Spoon Rest

For this fused glass spoon rest, I attempted to fit the white pieces together to look like a mosaic design.  I just used my scraps to fit them together.  They don’t fit together the best, but that is what art is all about.  I just did what I wanted to do.  I thought the glass spoon rest turned out pretty good.  I sold it at the next Art Festival I attended.  I guess someone else liked it, too 🙂

Christine — Glass Artist

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Black Fused Glass Spoon Rest

Black Fused Glass Spoon Rest

To this fused glass spoon rest, I added a white swirl using glass frit or small pieces of white glass.   I have made a few of these fused glass spoon rests with a swirl in various colors.  Each swirl comes out different – sometimes they have an extra loop or more frit in each line.  This glass spoon rest has less frit in each line and one more swirl than some of the other ones I have done.  There is nothing wrong with it – just different.

To make the swirl, I pour some frit in the round area and, using a paint brush, I create the swirl, which makes each one unique.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Fish Glass Spoon Rest

Fused Glass Spoon Rest

Fused Glass Spoon Rest

This glass spoon rest was a lot of fun to create.  I am not very good at drawing – stick figures are more my style 🙂   So, these fish are my stick figures for fish.  I think they are cute!  This fused glass spoon rest brings me back to Hawaii and scuba diving in the beautiful blue waters and watching the colorful fish.

Christine — Glass Artist

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