What is Glass Fusing?
There are lots of processes with glass and most people have heard of Glass Blowing and Stained Glass. This website is about Contemporary Fused Glass.
Glass fusing has become very popular over recent years. There are several different terms used which mean the same thing: Warm Glass, Kiln Fused Glass, Kiln Work, Glass Fusion, Kiln Forming.
The process involves assembling pieces of compatible glass, placing in a kiln and firing to a high temperature until the glass is hot enough to melt together.
This produces a flat piece that can be incorporated into a glass window, sun catcher, pendants, key chains, decorative picture, coaster, place mat, trivet, fridge magnet etc.
If desired the item can then be fired a second time to form a shape, i.e. dish, plate or bowl and many other items. This involves a lower temperature whereby the flat piece is placed upon a mould which it slumps into.
The glass is always annealed, which means it cools very slowly back to room temperature, it is always a surprise to open the kiln as unpredictable things can sometimes happen – you are always guaranteed to make a unique item!