Fused glass – strip construction

As I mentioned in my last blog I am focusing on the fused glass techniques I learned in two of Tanya’s big Bootcamps.  In this blog I thought I’d write about fused glass strip construction, I learned it in the first large project bootcamp.

Typically when creating fused glass you lay glass flat and stack it. Strip construction or on edge constructions  is when you stand the glass on it’s edge.  It takes a lot of work cutting the strips and it’s a very thick piece but very pretty and so much depth.

This is my first strip construction I made in class.






I also made one in Diane and my’s  fusing party. It’s beautiful isn’t it, I love the blue?






In the second class we made a fused glass pebble tower, which is a modified strip construction with pattern bars. I’ll talk about fused glass pattern bars in another blog.  I actually made 1 in class (left) and one after class (right).





So I did two strip constructions. The first is an amber streaky. I added a pattern bar and even added a little jaws. I think it’s pretty awesome. It turned out perfectly. I love the pattern bar and the on edge construction of this piece.







I also made another tower. I just think they are so beautiful. The picture on the far left is the back, the middle is the front. I sandblasted the front and it’s in the kiln for a fire polish. My fire polish schedule didn’t shine it up as much as I’d like. It’s not a big deal, I can just fire it again.















I hope you like these amazing fused glass pieces as much as I do.

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Keeping my Kiln warm,






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