Making Fused Glass
How is Fused Glass Made?
Making fused glass is tremendously creative and enjoyable. With a few basic skills under your belt, you too can be creating with fused glass!
My most important piece of equipment is this 24″ x 24″ kiln in which I fused all of my artwork. When it was out of commission for a month this summer I developed a whole new level of appreciation for it!
After all of the pieces are cut and ground, I assemble the artwork using clear glue to hold the pieces in place until they are fused.
Next, I place the pieces in my kiln and fire it using a special program controlled by a remote controller that regulates how fast the kiln heats up, how long it stays at a particular temperature, and how quickly it cools down. My fusing program goes up to 1450 degrees and takes about 22 hours to heat up and cool down to room temperature.