Contemporary glass art is reviving an ancient glass medium.Warm glass, which is commonly known as glass fusing or slumping, is an ancient artistic technique. Historians have found traces of both methods dating back to the second millennium BC in Mesopotamia. Glass mosaics, valued in Greek and Romans civilizations, were considered equal to silver and gold as precious materials. By the third century AD warm glass fell out of favor, eclipsed by a new blown glass technique. It was not until the emer...
Fusing with float glass can be great fun. It uses
free glass, it's easy to do, and it's a terrific way
to learn how glass responds to being fired in a
kiln. There are 3 key factors to consider when
working with float:
Compatibility - all glass is compatible if
it's from the same sheet but you can't
assume any glass from any different
sheet is compatible when you mix glass
from different sheets.
Lower COE = higher temperature -
float glass varies from COE 82 to 86 and
requires a hig...