Fun glass date with my Mosaic friend Cathy

I’ve mentioned my friend Cathy, numerous times; she is a wonderful Glass Mosaic artist and instructor. We’ve been friends for several years and recently we agreed to have a glass date where we’d talk about mosaics and fusing, specifically incorporating fused glass into mosaics. Here is my studio setup ready for my Glass Date with Cathy.

Here are just a few of the mosaic classes I’ve taken with Cathy. The last picture is of a mirror I made with my fused glass cabochons. I didn’t grout the mirror; maybe I should ask Cathy next time she comes over, if I should.

Here are some of my fused glass pieces I asked her about using in mosaics, except for the last one. I bought these pieces from a fellow artist, but I love them so much I hate the idea of using them. Yes, I realize that’s silly but, sometimes I love some pieces of glass so much I hate using it.

I also had lots of fused glass cabochons she could choose from for her mosaic pieces. The last picture are the cabochons she chose.

Here are some pictures of Cathy making some flowers for her mosaics. She used my saw and grinder and chose from my fused glass cabochons to add to her glass flowers. Didn’t she do a fabulous job?

While Cathy was creating her fused glass flowers I created a glass-on-glass mosaic mountain scene. It was a lot of fun and I’ll show you it when I finish it. I really like it; she chose great glass for me.

Cathy recently got a kiln, so I taught her how to program the kiln and how to fire her pieces. She fused the flowers and then proceeded to make more fused glass pieces for her mosaics. Didn’t she do a fabulous job?

Here is a picture of Cathy and I together after our glass date. We had such a great time; collaborating with close friends and fellow artists is so uplifting and rewarding words can’t come close to describing the fun and joy I had during this fused glass & mosaic collaboration.

Thank you, Cathy, I had a blast and I look forward to our next glass date. I finished my mosaic, just need to seal and grout.

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 my site and my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to check out our newsletter, it is published the last day of each month. If you’d like to take a class, please check out the information on my site about my fused glass classes.

Keeping my Kiln warm,


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