Thinking out side the shape of fused glass

Thinking out side the shape of fused glass

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

I’m not sure if I mentioned it already, but a couple of months ago I had a customer asked me if I could turn my fused glass green-man into a mantel sconce like my Aspens. Then at my last show I had another customer ask me if I could turn my fused glass tree of life into a mantel sconce. Then last week I had a customer ask if I could make my fused glass aspens smaller to use with a stand. I’ve also changed the colors of my aspens for my customers and can change the colors of my green-man & tree of life.

tree of lifeaspen

askpen

 

 

 

 

Which is why I’m doing this blog. I love customizing my fused glass, whether it’s making large pieces small or small pieces large. Modifying the shape of my fused glass like I did for all of these customers.

In addition, I can change the shape of a round piece like this beautiful fused glass ink blot. It can be a sculpture displayed in a stand or it can be slumped into a bowl shape or it can be slumped into a plate shape. The same goes for a rectangle shaped fused glass, it can be a sculpture, a dish, or a sconce.

inkblot

 

 

 

 

So when you look at my beautiful fused glass feel free consider modifying the shape. I will say it’s much easier to change the shape of a flat fused glass piece to a slumped piece, than a slumped piece to a flat piece.  So instead of the old saying “thinking outside the box” – think outside the shape!

Keeping my Kilns warm,

Karen

 

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