|Fused glass dates
back over 4000 years. Some of the most prolific glass artists were
Egyptians and Romans. Many exhibits around the world offer examples
of intricate vessels, decorative wall tiles, and beautiful jewelry made
with fusing techniques that are not much different from those used today.
Depending on the desired result, a fusing artist may
heat the glass to temperatures between 900 - over 1700 degrees F.
- Glass becomes soft and bendable between 1200 -
- A partial fusion takes place at 1350 -
- And fusible art glass flows at 1550 - 1600
Glass may be slumped, bent, sagged, tac-fused
or fully fused.
"A Good Day"
“I have always thought
that there is much to learn from a child’s art. In its simplicity there is
insight and wisdom. My artist friend, seven-year-old Carly Franks,
and I have collaborated on this piece that we donated to
"Caliente - 2006 Gala
Benefiting the Collin County Children's Advocacy Center.
Carly has captured her idea of “a good day”
in whimsical watercolor and I have recreated it in fused glass to preserve
this moment forever.” Carolynn Cobb
“The wind is taking the good day all over
the neighborhood.” Carly
Franks, Age 7
|These Critters are created
from solid sheets of color glass, cut and configured on a kiln shelf
and heated to approximately 1600 degrees. Some critters are made
from remnant pieces of blown glass.