Glass Fusion (Warm Glass/Kiln Forming
Clay Pigeons offers a variety of COE 96 Glass Fusion Projects include: Jewelry, Night Lights, Sun Catchers, Bowls, Plates, and Decorative Art.
We also slump bottles, jars and fused glass projects into bowls, plates and other beautiful shapes.
Pricing starts as low as $14
Glass Fusion is Simple – 6 EASY STEPS:
- Design your piece and color scheme
- Choose your Glass
- Cut your Glass to fit the design you created
- Clean and Glue your glass design
- Kiln fire the glass. This is easy – we do it for you!
- In about a week pick up your Glass Art!
What is warm glass?
The term warm glass refers to fusing, slumping, and other glass processes which take place at temperatures between 1100 and 1700 degrees Fahrenheit (600 to 925 Celcius). That doesn’t sound warm, but it is when you compare it a glassblower’s working temperatures, which often exceed 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.
What is kiln-forming?
Another term for these processes is kiln-forming. It’s not unusual for the two terms — “warm glass” and “kiln-forming” — to be used interchangeably, although in recent years “kiln-forming” has become the preferred term, while “warm glass” has increasingly been used to refer to this website.
What are fusing and slumping?
Glass fusing is the process of using a kiln to join together pieces of glass. If you apply heat to glass, it will soften. If you continue to apply heat, the glass will become more fluid and flow together. Two or more pieces of glass will stick (or “fuse”) to each other. When the right kind of glass is heated and then cooled properly, the resulting fused glass piece will be solid and unbroken. Many people also use the word “fusing” to include bending and shaping glass using the heat of a kiln. This manipulation can take many forms, but the most common is slumping, where a mold is used to cause already fused glass to take on the shape of a bowl, a plate, or similar object.