Scrap Glass Project
Our tutorial for this scrap project first appeared as an article in the Summer 2010 issue of Glass Craftsman.
One of the great things about kilnforming is that glass scraps never end up in the trash.
Unlike stained glass, where each new project produces a lot of small bits only a mosaic artist could love, fused glass allows us to take the trimmings from one project and melt them together into new work.
But despite that promise of near zero waste, over time we all still manage to collect buckets of fusible glass scraps. Perhaps one reason we are discouraged from using all those odd shaped bits and pieces is that scrap projects rarely manage to escape the appearance of something made from leftovers – an artistic afterthought.
That’s where this project tutorial – which uses only scrap fusible glass – is different. As you can see in the photo above, this scrap project doesn’t look like leftovers at all.