For March I’m focusing on fused glass e-books from Helios studios. As I mentioned in my previous blogs, they have 17 e-books albeit, I’ll be focusing on 12 of my favorite e-books that I’ve purchased from Helios.
The fifth fused glass e-book I want to talk about is Paul’s fused glass “art of the line:”e-book. There are several techniques I like in this e-book but this one is one of my favorite. I liked Fused Glass dish so much I didn’t change it much at all and I really love the colors.
I love the colors, I didn’t full fuse it so there is some texture as well. I’m so very happy with it. It’s so simple but so cool. It’s more difficult to make than you think. First I fused the color, coldworked it, sandblasted it then fire polished, then put it on the base glass and fused it again, then slumped it. The technique is really fun. I love that the colors drape into the clear center. I might sandblast the back, we’ll see.
The picture below is when they are in the kiln for the 2nd firing.
When I made the one in the e-book I decided I’d do the inside too. I’m not sure which I like best. I will say there was a lot of work but I think they are both pretty nice. The pictures below are them out of the kiln after slumping.
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