I've been having so much fun taking a weekly fused glass class.
The assignment for the first week was to learn how to cut squares and make a simple tile. You can tell from my tile that cutting squares wasn't particularly my strength, so I embraced the wonkiness and created a design around it.
I used colors from my my guest bedroom and did what is called a tack-fuse (at a lower temperature), so that it would maintain its dimension (rather than melting down into a single piece of glass). I used some of the leftovers to make a few pendants.
The next assignment was to make plaid using four colors of glass. I chose green, teal, blue & clear. Here's what it looked like before it was fired.
And here is the tile after its first fuse. It will go back into the kiln to be slumped (molded) into a small bowl (both tiles are 6" x 6").
Our third project was called a River bowl. This one goes into the kiln this week. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I used a gorgeous teal swirled glass with light purple frit (aka river rocks).
And in class number four, we played with glass powders. I was able to use some of the stencils from my papercrafting studio, which was fun.
I also made a bunch of pendants (or maybe they will be magnets), using some glass scraps, but I forgot to photograph them before they went into the kiln. Next I'd like to make more magnets and maybe even some glass monsters. So fun.