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.