Tag: slumped glass

March and April Giveaway: Fused Glass Plate and Spoon Rest (closed)

Fused Glass- Small Bowl Shots

Fused Glass-Spoon Rest Shots

Thank you to everyone for participating in this month’s giveaway! I am waiting to confirm with the winners, if they don’t confirm in the next 24 hours, new ones will be selected. Keep checking back for my May giveaway in the next few weeks!

This month’s giveaway covers the months of March and April, which means you have two chances to win! The first giveaway this month is a small fused glass blue, yellow and gray plate. The small size makes this piece very versatile, it could be a cute decorative addition to a side table, a way to spruce up a candle, or a shallow dish for dips and candy! The second prize is a blue and gray asymmetrical bowl. This piece could serve as a spoon rest, candy dish, or decorative addition to your house.

Both of these prizes were personally made by me. I recently discovered how to fuse glass, and I am falling in love with the process. Every piece I personally pick out colors, plan the design, cut the glass to size, fuse the pieces together, and slump them in my kiln. I have also recently added a glassware section to my Etsy shop in hopes that I can fund my new love with glass sales!

To enter this competition all you have to do is complete three easy steps. You are only eligible to win one item, two winners will be selected.

1. Visit my Etsy shop here and like my shop or your favorite item!

2. Like my Facebook page here

3. Comment on this post with which piece you would like to win and what you liked on my shop (I can’t guarantee you will get your first choice, the first person drawn will get their first choice)

Good luck, I can’t wait to find out who are the lucky winners this month! Each winner is randomly drawn using the “And the Winner is” plugin. The winners will be drawn and announced Thursday, May 2nd. Thanks for visiting my blog and participating in my giveaway! Help me spread the word about my blog by liking, tweeting, sharing, commenting, and subscribing! Thanks for stopping by!

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Artwork: Fused Glass Plates and Bowls

Fused-Glass--Square-Bowl

My most recent art venture has been more on the sculptural side, with fused glass, and I am in love!

A few years ago my mom began purchasing glass fusing supplies in order to teach a glass lesson at her elementary school. As she developed her projects she began bringing home her examples, pieces of jewelry, decorative tiles, and ornaments. I loved her creations and I was dying to try it out for myself.

My opportunity came when I switched jobs from a public school to a private school. This switch brought me smaller class sizes, a larger art room, more support for my program, and a large budget. As I stared at my budget spreadsheet all I could see was glass. I immediately submitted a request for supplies, and my glass making began.

Fused Glass-Small Square Geometric Bowl

I experimented until I found a style I liked, a contrast between organic and geometric lines. This piece is a smaller bowl and was created using flat glass pieces and frit.

Fused Glass- Geometric Pattern Round PlateI love the scalloped design against the straight edges of my cut rectangles an squares. I decided to create a five piece plate set using this design concept, here are two of the five.

Fused Glass-Geometric Blue and Green PlateSince receiving my shipment of glass supplies, and creating my own examples, I have taught a glass fusing lesson to my high school 3D II class, and they loved it! Throughout the project I heard them talk about how much fun they were having and the majority of them have marked the project as their favorite for the year. I plan on posting my lesson on glass making soon!

If you love these bowls and plates take a look at my other creations on my Etsy shop here! Thanks for stopping by and supporting my blog, I hope to see you back soon!

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