« Fused glass is glass that has been fired (heat-processed) in a kiln at a range of high temperatures from 600°C to 900 °C. There are 3 main distinctions for temperature application and the resulting effect on the glass.
- Firing in the lower ranges of these temperatures 600-700 °C is called slumping.
- Firing in the middle ranges of these temperatures 670–770 °C is considered «tack fusing».
- Firing the glass at the higher part of this range 770–900 °C is commonly described as a «full fuse».
All of these techniques can be applied to one glass work in separate firings to add depth, relief and shape. »
« It is a time-consuming work of patience and invention, in which heat and time (and gravity, of course) determine the result. A research kitchen where new recipes are tested each day, searching for a new “flavour” or texture, cutting sheet glass, recycling glass bottles, crushing, fusing, sawing, hammering, breaking, grinding, sand-blasting, re-assembling and fusing again. »
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