Fused and Slumped Glass

I enjoy making fused glass plates and bowls. I assemble my design on my workbench before transferring it to the kiln for firing. I usually start with a base piece of clean glass (often clear) to which I add other pieces of coloured glass. Once happy with the design, the piece is fired in my kiln to fuse flat into one piece. After washing the piece, it is returned to the kiln to be slumped into a mould to give it shape.

Fusing and slumping are separate processes. A higher temperature is used to fuse the glass into one piece whilst slumping occurs at a lower temperature. If you tried to fuse and slump at the same time, the design might be distorted when it 'slumps' into the mould.