Custom Commercial Coupe

I’ve posted about my custom production or commercial fused glass orders several times. I’ve been working on a very large order this month, 200 small coupe dishes. They are a lot of work. I had to cut a blue and clear circle for each dish, then break them out, sand them, wash them, and full fuse them. I thought I’d post some production photos.

Then I wash them again and slump them. Slumping is a pain in the butt, some didn’t turn out and I had to hand sand then fire polish them or make new ones. I’m only about half way finished slumping them but it’s going to feel so great when I finish them.  Part of slumping I put a level on each dish to help in melt properly. 

When slumping it’s important to make sure they slump correctly so I use a tiny level. The picture on the right is a reminder to check the kiln before closing the lid. This is what it looks like when you fire a level in the kiln. I’m lucky it only damaged the 1 bowl. Needless to say I had to order another one (I got two, just in case).

I really appreciate Matt, Maggi/Larry, and Helen (I just finished an order for her as well) to name a few for supporting my fused glass art. It means more than words can say especially this year, when all my art shows were canceled.

If you would like to see more of my fused glass work, please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my sites; my Art fire Store, my Etsy store,  Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube and my Pinterest, and. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to and learn a little more about jewelry, check out our newsletter. It is published the last day of each month.

Keeping my kiln warm,



  1. Vicki Kelly says:

    I’m very happy for you Karen! Keep up the good work.
    And thank you for your service.

    I’ve been working on my glass and have been doing my part on keeping Texas Red.

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