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        Glass Work Techniques

        These are a small sample of both stained glass and fused glass techniques that I use, or have played with. There's more detailed descriptions at the bottom of the page.

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        The fused glass bowls are full of holes, or bubbles. Displayed here for an Open Studio event.
        The large traditional stained glass piece in center top, is not very traditional! it has wine bottle bottoms and sundae dish bases incorporated in the design.In the middle of the dark blue bit is an old watch face and enclosed in the yellow are two vintage brass spoons. It’s in Salvage cafe (https://m.facebook.com/salvagecafe/).
        Top right is a free form fused piece. Not my normal style but fun to do.
        The tree with the white fruit is a complex piece using flashed glass (glass with layers of colour within it. In this case red on clear and red on blue, with pink on clear at the bottom). the background bluey green bit has a ceramic transfer of a map fused onto it. It’s about the mystery of growth.
        The sugary looking glass technique is called pate de verre. Small glass particles fused together in these shapes in the kiln. An old method but one can achieve incredibly precise pictures in glass by the placement of tiny coloured glass grains.
        The white and clear flower like piece is probably the most complex piece on that page. Made by first fusing different coloured glass into a block in the kiln. Slicing up the block, spreading out the pieces and refusing them flat. Then dripping them through holes in the kiln shelf!
        The swirly piece on the right of the above is also a fused glass piece that has been dripped through holes to get that sense of movement.
        The big white flowers is a detail of the other white flowers, and is a fused glass splash-back.
        The boat shaped panel is a copper foiled stained glass piece with fused glass sections. This is a detail of a large piece now up in Dublin.
        Bottom right. Fused glass panel.