Saturday, 11 July 2015

My first attempts at glass fusion!

I recently tried something NEW!!!
A glass fusion workshop!! I love glass and it is no coincidence that when using paper many people comment that my work has a stained glass look...
It is of course impossible to work transparently with paper and the idea of glass fusion has been whirling around my head for some time.
The workshop was hosted by Glass-maker Lynda Drummond and was such fun!!1

test pieces out of the microwave kiln

We started the process making a test piece nugget in a microwave kiln!! I thought Microwaves were just for reheating cold cups of tea!!!

Then we moved on to a small wall plaque
This was what I really wanted to try out to see if I could make a mini landscape.

Beginning to cut the glass
We used a type of glass called bullseye glass, the most difficult part was cutting the pieces small enough!

placing the pieces

We also made several other small test pieces.
And below is my little collection after firing!

For a first attempt I am rather happy with my collection . :)
Of course glass always looks better through a sunshiney window.
So .........

Off to search Ebay for a kiln!!! :)


  1. Very beautiful! You did well. I like them. Is it a lot of tidis work doing it?

  2. Ooh, I'm envious! I love glass too and would love to go on a workshop like that :-)
    Your landscape worked really well and looks great in the window!
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  3. Ooh lovely! I had a little go at this once at collage, it's a fun process and very different to anything I'd done before :)

  4. Yes you should be happy they turned out beautifully. I would never had dreamed that you could put a kiln in the microwave. I look forward to seeing where you go with this new venture.

  5. I've been thinking of trying this too! Your pieces turned out well! I can't wait to see more.

  6. Beautiful, I love them so much! How great to try something new like this and what a fabulous collection for a first try! They do look wonderful with the natural light shining through, a real success!

  7. Your little samples look wonderful, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what you produce next! It's great to have a complete change sometimes, I think it can inspire creativity in all sorts of directions.

  8. I am crazy for coloured glass of any kind...these are stunning pieces! Love them all but that little orange flower has my will make a fabulous necklace! Love the others too.. the bottom of that scene is so cool and abstract looking... Good job and thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Those are very good first attempts! What fun you just have had! I hope you find your own microwave kiln! You have such great ideas. Imagine all of the different things the glass could be used for!

  10. Ooh what fun! I especially love your landscape plaque, and how you translated your style directly to the glass.

  11. I also have a love affair with glass art. I have several pieces of fused glass jewelry. Your art is so gorgeous.

  12. This sounds like a great course and one I'd love to try too. Your pieces are wonderful and I can definitely see your style in them. I'll look forward to see if you find your eBay kiln and do more of these!

  13. Wow, your pieces are gorgeous and really show your own unique style - this seems such a natural progression for you. I really hope you find a kiln, and I look forward to seeing you create more of these amazing pieces when you do!

  14. I did a glass fusion workshop last year, loved it! Would LOVE to a kiln and loads of glass.... sigh ...


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