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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Clear Fused Glass Vase with Blue Glass Lace

Fused Glass Vase with blue lace

Fused Glass Vase with blue lace2

I have always enjoyed making fused glass lace.  I have incorporated it into many different projects.  For this fused glass vase, I fused the blue glass lace to a piece of clear glass.  Then, I draped the fused glass into a vase.  These have been very popular at our Art Festivals.  I wish I had more time to make a whole bunch of these fused glass vases!

I have a piece of red glass lace that is waiting to be fused to a piece of clear glass – similar to this vase.  I will post a picture when I get it done and take a picture of it.

Christine — Glass Artist

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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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Black and White Fused Glass Vase

Fused Glass Vase

This fused glass vase has a wonderful swirl of black and white.  As the glass was draping over the mold, the glass touched the shelf, causing three points to curl inward.  This is an unusual feature of this glass vase.  Normally, I stop the kiln before this happens, but glass does its own thing sometimes.  This fused glass vase can be used for fresh, dried or silk flowers.  A votive candle can be put inside for a warming glow.

This fused glass vase was made with Black and White on Clear Baroque from Spectrum Glass Company.

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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Burgandy Fused Glass Vase

Burgandy Fused Glass Vase

This fused glass vase is really gorgeous!  The burgundy swirls throughout the glass makes such a unique design.  Imagine a candle burning inside this glass vase and the colors and designs the flame gives off!

This glass vase has sold and I don’t have any more glass like this.  However, I just haven’t ordered any of it, yet.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Orange Fused Glass Vase

.Fused Glass Vase - Godiva OpalArt Basket Weave

The fused glass vases with a basket weave design are one of my favorite glass projects. For this glass vase, I used 96 Spirit Godiva OpalArt. I cut the glass in strips and tack fused them into the basket weave design. After that I draped the glass over a stainless steel cone mold to make this fused glass vase. I made a similar one for a cousin who graduated from high school last year. One of her favorite colors is orange, so this glass was perfect. She loved the fused glass vase I made for her.

Christine — Glass Artist
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