Are these made by glass fusing or by glass casting?

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    Hello all,

    I use these great little shapes:

    The problem is that I’d need them to be a tiny bit bigger, so I’m trying to figure out how I could have some made to my requirements. But first I need to figure out how they are made. I thought they were cast, but a stained glass artist told me that they might be cut and then fused in a kiln to give them the soft edges and the flat back.

    What do you guys think? Were they cast or fused? And if I was to have some of these made to my requirements, what would be the most cost effective technique?


    Thanks for your advice


    My guess is that they are cut from a 5mm sheet and then have the edges ground.

    Probably too much hassle to cast all those wee squares.  If they were fused, they’d want to be 6mm and I’d expect to see the top bulge due to surface tension.  Also, the edges look a little cloudy, as if they’d been ground smooth.

    Just my initial thoughts, hopefully someone more knowledgable will have a better answer though….


    J :)


    Wow, cut from sheet and ground, thanks I hadn’t even thought of that.

    They aren’t cloudy on the edges though, I’ve checked.

    Thanks for the insight


    Looks like they were just cut to shape. No grinding necessary. Will fuse without cloudy edges.

    Barry Kaiser

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    Hello Barry and thank you for your reply

    So you mean cut to shape and then fused, is that it?



    I have seen this work in Denmark (Scandinavia)

    It was cut out from an acryllic board,

    polished a bit at the sides,

    glued a picture on theback side,

    and then vanished on top of the picture,

    to make it water proof

    then at last drilled holes for finishing


    thanks but these shapes are definitely glass

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