Fused Glass Art

Discussion in 'Art & Creative' started by califbob, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. califbob

    califbob Registered Member

    Is anyone here experienced in producing Fused Glass Art?

    I have a kiln and access to various types of colored and textured glass, but I have not really explored this method yet.

    Does anyone here have any experience with it?



  2. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Is this along the lines of a stained glass window type of art or are we talking a glass sculpture or model made up of various pieces of glass such as small decorative furniture items etc?
  3. dDave

    dDave Guardian of the Light V.I.P.

    No I don't but it does sound cool. Glass has to be heated up past 300 degrees Fahrenheit just to melt and fusing it together with other pieces of glass does sound cool. I wish that I knew how to do this. What is it used for? Or is is just a fun thing to do in your spare time?
  4. califbob

    califbob Registered Member

    I've made one piece so far - from scratch - and have also melted down a bunch of beer, wine and whiskey bottles.

    The wine bottles come out looking very flat. After they cool down, you can paint them with a silver or gold type of paint and then bake them again. When they are done, the bottle can then be used as a personalized cheese platter - perfect for cutting your favorite cheeses on while you sip on another bottle of your favorite vino.

    Champagne bottles tend to work better for this because they have a wider base and flatten better.

    The piece I made from scratch is a candy dish modeled after a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge. At least it looked like the GGB before it was fused. Now it's just a multi-colored candy dish. Oh well.
  5. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    That sounds pretty cool. Do you have any pictures of your stuff you made online yet?

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