Since last month’s DYK is about how I start a fused glass I thought I’d show you a fused glass piece that had so much potential I changed my mind 3 different times! As I create pieces whether it’s a dish or pendant there are left over pieces so I put them in a dish and refused all the pieces together. Typically when you refuse glass – especially left over pieces there can be issues so I sandblasted the top. This picture shows the back of the piece. as you can see it’s really amazing.
I just love it. What you can’t see is it’s really thick maybe 1/2 an inch. Typically I like to make my pieces a little thinner than that. To make the piece thinner I have to put it back into the kiln and it will expand to 1/4″ (glass likes to be 1/4″ thick).
Once it’s done I can make it into a dish, a large votive, cut it up into pendants, cut it to make night lights, drop it into a vase, etc. What will I make? It depends!
Well I finally created a beautiful dish out of the piece. I wanted to show both sides of the glass so I remembered this amazing mold.
If you would like to purchase this amazing fused glass art dish please email me – to be honest I have no idea when or if I’ll put them on my site and they won’t last long when I have a show.
If you would like to see more of my fused glass work please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen.
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Keeping my kiln warm,