Fused Glass – Never Refuse to Refuse








A famous fused glass Artist Boyce Lundstrom coined the phrase never refuse to refuse and I’m a firm believer in that. Earlier this month and last month I wrote blogs about refusing broken glass pieces. This one is about a fused glass piece that I broke a while back.

I thought I’d show you what I decided to do with a fused glass green sconce that I broke. As I mentioned in the original blog I broke it but very rarely do I throw out a broken fused glass piece. I added some clear across it when I fired it, then I coldworked it then I fused it over the tree of life mold. The clear pieces added some additional transparency but I think it’s kind of cool. Can you see the tree of life design?

Now the question is do I leave it as a sculpture or slump it into a bowl?

What do ya’ll think?

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  1. Ellen Rebarber says:

    I broke a full fused glass piece. Can I refuse it?, at a full fuse?

    • Probably, what type of glass is it? Float doesn’t refuse as well. Also does it have anything added? Another consideration is what was it originally? The reason why I ask it typically it’s not going to look the same. When I break something and want to refuse it, I clean it really good then I decide what I want to do with it? Sometimes I chop it up put it in a casting mold and add the same COE glass in clear then refire it to a full use.

      If you like you can send me a picture and tell me the COE and I’ll be able to give you a better idea.


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