Fused glass consist of cutting, polishing, cleaning and assembling multi colored & multi shaped glass pieces on to a kiln shelf coated with kiln wash or fiber paper. The individual pieces are then slowly fired at high temperatures and slowly cooled to anneal/strengthen the glass. The individual pieces then become fused together into a flat piece. A second firing is needed to slump and shape the piece into it’s final shape, such as a plate or bowl.
“I love working in my kiln. I feel like it’s Christmas morning after every firing when I peer into my kiln and see how my firing turned out. I call my successful firing records of time and temperatures: “my recipes”. Thank goodness for my early successes in firing or I would have sold my kiln years ago.”