Wissmach Glass

There are several types of glass including Bullseye Glass and Oceanside Glass and I use both for different reasons. Another type of glass is Wissmach Glass, it’s 96 COE glass. I normally use the Wissmach Luminescent glass, but they also have this beautiful glass called Prisma.

I had a sheet of each of the above Wissmach colors and decided it was time to use it. I went a bit crazy. I just love it. I used some of it to make some dishes, here they are after the full fuse but before slumping. If you look closely you can see, some of them I sandblasted and some I left shiny. The bottom two pictures are close ups.

Here are three small dishes, I love the combination of blue with the wissmach and vanilla with the wissmach and then a tiny strip of the wissmach with the vanilla and blue. I just love this glass. The middle one was sandblasted prior to slumping, and it has a beautiful satin finish.

All three of the below are sandblasted. In addition, on two of them I added tiny pieces of clear, I love the depth they add. The last photo I combine 4 pieces together, it’s very woodsy looking.

These two are a bit bigger than the ones below, I so love the satin finish.

I got a little adventurous, I fused little dots and then built the piece on the left with the little dots and then fused it again. Both of them are satin finished as well.

These two are shiny. I’m not sure which I like better the shiny or the satin. Do you have a favorite?

I also created tiny little dishes, perfect for rings, tea bags, etc. You can see the size difference in the different dishes in the photo on the left. You can also see the one is shiny, and the other is satin finished.

In addition to the dishes, I also made jewelry. The photo on the left shows some cabochons. The picture in the middle are some snaps I made, and the last picture are pendants I created.

I’m also making other pieces with the same glass, but it’s a different technique, hopefully I’ll finish them this month and write another post. I really love the stone like appearance of this glass.

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Keeping my kilns warm,


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