I took my first class in glass fusing & slumping last week, at the Crucible. The 3 pieces below are the result – they are all metal inclusions (copper) between sheets of glass. It’s a totally new material for me, so I wanted to try different textures, to see how each came out, and if there were differences.
One aspect of the process I am not used to yet is the lack of immediacy. We create our pieces, and put them in the kiln, where they cook up and cool down for the next day or so – so I really don’t know how things will play out, at all, until the week after, when I come for the next class. It’s a long delay to get a sense for what works and what doesn’t.