glass fusing

glass fusing

         

Glass Fusing



 Fused Glass is glass that has been fired in a kiln at high temperatures.


Glass fusing methods involve stacking or layering sheets, rods and powdered glass, often using different colours to create patterns or images.

 The stack is then placed inside a kiln and then heated through a series of heating cycles and eventually 

 holding the temperature at a specific point until the separate pieces bond together. 

The stack will fuse, softening and rounding the edges of the original shape. 

Once the desired effect has been achieved the kiln temperature is brought down.

 The glass is then allowed to cool slowly to anneal.

 This prevents uneven cooling and breakage and produces a strong finished product.