Paul’s Blog

From fusing tips to observation on creativity to the intersection of art and politics, this is where you’ll find thoughts from the guy who operates FusedGlass.Org.


Shake It

Shake It

I just kind of love this. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/) »

Bullseye Layer Samples

Bullseye Layer Samples

Layering transparent glass on top of opalescent glass is a great way to create new colors. »

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Cake imitates art. And it was delicious. »

Rainbow Pattern Bar

Rainbow Pattern Bar

Rainbow pattern bar. What could be bad? »

Old Studio Tour

Old Studio Tour

Our studio – Helios Kiln Glass Studio – in Austin, Texas! »

Freeze and Fuse

Freeze and Fuse

Freeze and fuse (about 2 inches tall) »

More Sampling

More Sampling

More sampling. Always more sampling. »

New Work – Combing

New Work – Combing

New work (by me). Combing framed in black with sandcarved texture. »

Kid’s Pride

Kid’s Pride

Pretty cool when your passion is fused glass and then your kid goes and makes something stellar like this. Damn, that’s some fine coldworking.     »

Prince Rupert’s Drop

Prince Rupert’s Drop

The Rupert's Drop is cool The explanation of annealing is one of the best you'll find. »

Melts the Sand

Melts the Sand

“A man melts the sand so he can see the world outside” U2, from the song Lemon   »

Linda Ethier

Linda Ethier

Work by Linda Ethier – absolutely spectacular. »

New favorite marker

New favorite marker

A pen that doesn't come off glass during grinding and cutting. »

The Creative Process

The Creative Process

Saw this on the office door of a local gallery today. Funny because it is true. »

Water-Proof Marking

Water-Proof Marking

Anyone who has ever drawn a line on a piece of glass and taken it to the saw or grinder knows how frustrating it is to watch the line wash away long before the grinding or cutting is finished.  Some glass artists resort to using lip balm or Vaseline over the marker.  The risk is that wax and petroleum – mixed with ground glass – packs into the abrasive surface and reduces the effective... »

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