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These are some of the techniques we use to make our Fused Glass Bowls and Fused Glass Plates.

Fusing Glass

This involves layering two or more pieces of glass, putting it in the kiln, and heating it up.  Depending on the temperature, you will get different results.  At a temperature of about 1400 degrees, the glass will start to melt together, but will keep its original shape. This is called a tack fuse.  At a temperature of 1475 degrees, the glass completely melts together creating a single piece of glass. This is called a Full Fuse. Before fusing the glass, each piece can be decorated with other pieces of glass, such as dichroic glass, iridized glass, translucent glass, and/or opalized glass.  These glass pieces can be fused at the same time as the two base layers or in a later firing. The possibilities are endless.

Slumping Glass

This technique uses heat, gravity and a mold to create a dimensional glass piece. After scoring, cutting and grinding the glass so it fits the outer shape of the mold, we put the glass on top of the mold and it all goes into the kiln.  The kiln is heated to a temperature of about 1250 degrees.  The glass will start to soften and will "fall" or “slump” into the mold and take the shape of the mold.  Slumping is used to make our fused glass bowls and fused glass plates.

Draping Glass

This is very similar to slumping.  However, instead of the glass slumping into a mold, the glass falls or drapes down over a mold. This technique is used to make glass candle holders, glass vases, fused glass bowls and fused glass plates.

See what Fused Glass Bowls and Fused Glass Plates we have created!!