Introduction to Glass Fusing
The technique of glass fusing dates back to ancient Egypt and Rome. Glass fusing is the binding of two or more pieces of compatible glass with heat. At temperatures of 1450F to 1700F degrees the pieces merge together to form one piece of glass. Lower temperatures can produce a variety of textural effects. The raw materials come in sheet, rod, frit and powdered glass form and through a variety of techniques can be turned into elements for sculpture and jewelry. This one-day class introduces students to visual and elemental properties of glass. Students are also instructed how to use basic glass cutting tools to create a variety of organic as well as geometric shapes. Students may select from a wide array of fused glass colors and dichroic glass and will have the opportunity to begin to explore this versatile medium through creating several pieces that could be used as pendants, brooches, earrings or cabochons at a later time. Also includes a PowerPoint presentation.
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