Lori L
Lori L
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I love to do Fused Glass. I made this Bird Bath, then took an old Cast Iron Bird Bath and painted it! The Birds love it!


Ugly old thing
Ugly old thing
cleaned it up...
cleaned it up...
Taped it off...
Taped it off...
Gave it some color...
Gave it some color...
Added the Glass Bath....
Added the Glass Bath....
And.....there ya go!
And.....there ya go!

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3 questions
  • Hb-526434
    on Jan 28, 2016

    What is the glass bath?

  • Margaret Rodger
    on Jul 2, 2016

    Same question as above: what is the glass bath?

  • Mssmatch
    on Jul 24, 2016

    Fuse glass. How did u do it?

    • Silure Dumnonii
      on Oct 12, 2016

      You need a kiln. Cut a circle of glass. Place chemically compatible coloured glass patterns on top of your circle. Place the glass circle on top of a suitable mold and fire the kiln to 600 degrees+ (closer to 800 if you want to fuse coloured glass at the same time). As the glass reaches around 650 it will start to slump into the mold or flop over the mold (depending on the kind of mold you're using). When the glass has formed the shape you like stand well away from the kiln and open the door to stop further melting. You can heat the glass very quickly but you need to cool very slowly between about 600 and 400 degrees or stress fractures will turn up down the track. Do not remove until cool enough to handle comfortably with bare hands.The heat will smoothe off your glass edges and you'll have a lovely bowl shape. The method is very simple by you can only do this in a proper kiln, an oven will not get hot enough. Temperatures are fairly critical and you need some practice and the right equipment to do this successfully.

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