Christmas in July – snowmen

Christmas in July – snowmen

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Holiday, Religious | 0 comments

July’s fused glass newsletter focuses on holiday fused glass in preparation for my glass shows.  So for this fused glass blog I thought make a couple of plates. I made a fused glass snowman face, it’s perfect for Christmas candy or cookies.           I also wanted to make a full fused glass snowman plate. He is quite big so he is a perfect centerpiece or for cookies.                   I...

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Fused Glass – Pattern bars

Fused Glass – Pattern bars

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Art, Blog, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, Holiday | 0 comments

Another fused glass technique I first learned from Tanya is pattern bars. Actually she taught several types of pattern bars. The original fused glass piece we made in class has several techniques including: pattern bars, flash glass, and powder printing.  This blog I’m only going to focus on fused glass pattern bars. Here are some of the pattern bars I made and I’ll go through each one. Basically you make a pattern bar then you cut it up and incorporate it into...

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Busy Fusing Beautiful Functional Art

Busy Fusing Beautiful Functional Art

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

I’ve had a fun fusing month, not only am I doing another commercial order, I’ve also been busy making some fused glass functional art.  I like to create fused glass pieces that are both beautiful and functional. This first fused glass platter is quite large 13″ x 6″.  I really like it because it reminds me of clouds. It’s has streaky white glass on both sides of a lovely transparent blue. This would be perfect for bread, candles, or anything...

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Fused Glass Bowl and Texture Molds

Fused Glass Bowl and Texture Molds

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

                As I’ve mentioned many times. I love molds and I can’t seem to get enough of them. This fused glass bowl used two different types of molds. A texture mold and the slumping mold (square bowl). The nice thing about a texture mold is once its taken on by the glass (by full fusing) it used on the bottom of the glass or on the top of the fused glass piece. The slumping mold can be used or not and the glass can...

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Commercial Fused Glass

Commercial Fused Glass

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, Newsletters | 0 comments

Over the last few months I’ve told ya’ll that I’ve created fused glass for commercial customers. For this blog I’d like to expand on it a little. Especially since I am working on two separate commercial fused glass orders right now and all of my kilns are filled so I can’t play (create) for a little while! Obviously I have a great deal of customers who enjoy my fused glass and to say the least I’m extremely appreciative of their support....

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Fused Glass winner – Sugar Plum Food & Gift Mart

Fused Glass winner –  Sugar Plum Food & Gift Mart

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Fused Glass Events | 0 comments

This past weekend I had a booth at the Sugar Plum Food & Gift Mart at the Colorado Event Center. I had a lot of wonderful friends come by and I also made some new friends as well. What a great time; I had some fabulous conversations, made some amazing trades (I loved the other vendors), had some awesome hot dogs, and of course I have the best customers in the world! Thank you all for coming by and making it such a fun show for me.           I...

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Fresh from the Kiln – September

Fresh from the Kiln – September

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

            I received a request for another commercial fused glass order and they wanted industrial looking these are a couple examples that I chose. I like it when I’m asked to create different types of fused glass for commercial orders. It makes it a little more challenging and fun for me.  I’ve already done 2 commercial fused glass orders for hotels and just got a 3rd commercial order. If I get this commercial fused glass order...

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Fusing – “non-fusible glass” (Art Glass)

Fusing – “non-fusible glass” (Art Glass)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Art, Blog, Newsletters, Pendant | 0 comments

There are two main types of COE that I use and I’ve blogged about coefficient of expansion (COE) of fused glass many times. As I mentioned before COE is how glass expands and contracts when it heats and cools. When glass is the same COE and is considered fusible it can be fused to other glass that’s the same COE. The primary glass I use is bullseye, which is close to 90 COE and the other glass I use is spectrum 96 COE. There is also float glass or window glass...

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