imageGlass Fusing

Fusing is a “warm" glass technique—it requires cold work (cutting), layering the cold glass, and application of intense heat in a kiln to bond the pieces. After the piece cools, we can use it in stained glass, display it as it is, or fire it again at a lower temperature to shape the piece into a mold.

Artists must take into account the physical properties of the glass they have chosen when preparing the design. Each fuse is quite lengthy to avoid stresses that might cause the piece to shatter during the fusing or afterward. Fusing results can be hard to predict or control; many fusers feel that the magic of fusing is in the moment ...

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