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Cut, Fuse, Repeat (Part 2)

Already, the glass has lost much of the “scrappy” look: »

Cut, Fuse, Repeat (Part 1)

You should now have a 10 inch square slab of glass that is about 3/8 inch thick.  Being careful not to cut yourself on what may be sharp edges, take the slab to your tile saw and cut it into 3/8 i »

The First Fusing

To prepare for the first fusing, break up the scrap glass into pieces that are no more than about 3 wide.  As always with fused glass, clean the pieces well to avoid devitrification (surface crud) »

What You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own similar bowl: Supplies & Materials »

Scrap Glass Project

Scrap Glass Project

This step-by-step Tutorial will show you how to make a thick, gorgeous bowl using only small pieces of scrap glass. We wrote this article for Glass Craftsman magazine where it originally appeared. All you'll need is a kiln (or course!), some scrap glass and a tile saw. »

Step 6: Your Finished Bowl

After your glass has been fired and cooled to room temperature, remove the glass from the kiln and clean off the fiber paper.  This may require some scrubbing with a stiff brush and water – but »

Step 5: Firing Your Fossil Vitra


Step 4: Assemble for Firing

You now have your fiber paper (marked for leaf placement) and your powder-coated leaves.  All that is left to do is assemble the pieces and fire the project.   »

Step 3: Powder-Coating the Leaves

Place one of your leaves (or branches) onto a sheet of paper towel, newsprint, or other paper.  The plant should lay relatively flat.  Spray it with a moderate coating of hairspray.  The leaves »

Step 2: Leaf and Fiber Preparation

To get ready to create your piece, do the following: »

Step 1: What You’ll Need

The materials required for Fossil Vitra will be readily available in most kilnformed glass studios.  A broad palette of colored powders is extremely useful here so we’ll be using Bullseye compat »

Fossil Vitra

Fossil Vitra

What do you get when you apply powders to real plants and then let the greenery burn away in the kiln? This technique first appeared in a Glass Craftsman magazine tutorial by Paul Tarlow and remains a favorite among FusedGlass.Org visitors. »

Fold-Over Pendant Tutorial

Fold-Over Pendant Tutorial

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to make pendants that don't need jewelry findings or drilled holes in order to hang them on a chain or cord. This project works great in any sized kiln - including a small "hot-box" style kiln. »

What to Remember from this Tutorial

Here's a summary of the most important points from this tutorial: »

How to Reduce the Chance of Thermal Shock in the Kiln

There are a number of things we can do to ensure more even heating – and lower chance of breaking – of glass in a kiln. Here are some of the easiest and most effective methods. »