Fusing glass

There are many diffrent ways of creating artwork out of glass. One way is to melt it at a high temperature – around 700C. One can do this in a kiln, which is a bulky piece of equipment, the other is to use a microwave kiln. This is a neat way to fuse small pieces suitable for pendants or small ornaments. The kiln is a special piece of kit and you put it in a simple kitchen microwave. It is a bit of magic. You put the glass in the kiln, put the lid on, put it in the microwave and set the timer for about 10 minutes – depending on the microwave. Leave to cool for an hour or so and it’s done. These pictures show before and after photos. It is not a finite art – the results are not always what you expect but that’s the fun of it.

Happy Daze

Jane

Piece before firing.
Piece before firing.
This is the piece after fusing
This is the piece after fusing
The kiln in the  microwave
The kiln in the microwave

Published by Cosy Creative Crafts

Hi My name is Jane and I live in North Oxfordshire, UK. I started making greetings cards and jewellery, progressed to working with stained glass, played with a microwave kiln for small fused glass items and then went all the way with a studio and kiln. I then explored lampworking and enjoy playing with hot glass too.. I have also been a knitter and crochet(ter?) since childhood. I enjoy playing with colour - the brighter the better in my opinion. I attend craft fairs each year in the local area as my glass is attractive face to face. I also run workshops in my garden studio and love to share my skills with others.

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