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 - 1300 degrees, 
  • A partial fusion takes place at 1350 - 1450, 
  • And fusible art glass flows at 1550 - 1600 degrees F.

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.

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