Fused Glass Class #3

Posted on Jun 2, 2005


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My third glass class was all about inclusions.  Again, my favorites are this top group.  The piece on the top left was my attempt to recreate a necklace that I love.  It looks pretty close to the original.  I can’t wait to mount that piece and wear it.  The piece on the bottom right is this week’s leaf motif.  The leaf is copper foil that I cut out and drew vines.  I really like this one as well.  I was excited to use the copper wire, because I have done a lot of wire manipulation in the past.  I thought this might be a great avenue for me to merge the wire manipulation and glass.  Well, I wasn’t too impressed with out they turned out.  I’m not giving up all hope, but might venture out into other possibilities. 

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Since I was trying to focus on the inclusions, I worked with a lot of clear glass.  Here you can see copper foil, copper wire, and copper mesh.  The bottom two are good examples of glass shifting in the kiln.  When I placed them in the kiln, they were perfectly lined up.  Now they are slip sliding away. 

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Here I used silver foil.  I like the look of these, but the squares shift and spread in the kiln, so it’s not as geometrically perfect as I would prefer.  It’s still fun to see how things turn out.  The bottom right is clear glass that I put a fern in between.  You can barely seen the skeleton of the fern.  The fern burned out in the kiln.  I put the purple glass underneath to help show the fern. 

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Here is more wire manipulation.  This piece is a bit big, so it will most likely become a Christmas ornament. 

1 Comment

  1. I cannot tell you how jealous I am of your glass fusing class! Your pieces are so great, too. My favorite is the very top right one.

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