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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Sky Blue Fused Glass Coasters

Blue Fused Glass Coasters

Blue Fused Glass Coaster

To make these fused glass coasters, I used Sky Blue translucent glass and a clear iridescent crackle glass.  I cut each glass into a 4″ square piece, placed them in the kiln with the clear irid crackle glass face down and the sky blue glass on top, and fused them.  The crackle design gives a really unique appearance to these fused glass coasters.

I add rubber bumpers to the bottom of the fused glass coaster to protect the surface they are place on and to prevent them from slipping around.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Click here to see more of my Fused Glass Art:

www.mastersglassart.com

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