Once you’ve mastered the art of making your own texture tiles, you can bump things up by adding frits and powders to your design. Armstrong Glass makes a line of float glass compatible frits and powders called Float Fire that work very well with recycled glass. (more…)
Slumped glass vases are fun to make and really quite lovely. It’s fun to see the random draping of the glass. But, what if you need a more clearly defined drape, or you’d like a more wide open shape. It is really quite easy to make your own custom floral former using a terra cotta pot, fiber paper and a stapler. (more…)
Sometimes a girl just has to melt a whole bunch of glass. I’m working on samples for a possible project, so thought I’d give a quick run through of setting up and firing a bunch of pot melts. The end goal is 4 large pieces and 2 color samples. I’ll be casting 4 solid colors and 2 mixed colors.
This is the saucer for the bottom layer. I need to use this for two different colors, and keep them separate, so I’ll put in a kilnwashed divider made from a strip of old kiln shelf. (more…)
Basic Recycled Glass Bowl tutorial
If you love the idea of using recycled glass but aren’t sure where to start, or maybe just need an idea to get you started, then this tutorial may be for you. This is the very most basic recycled glass project there is, simply cutting and slumping window glass.