Here you will find find some frequently asked questions about fused glass art and the slumping process. Please feel to contact us if your question isn’t answered here.
How is glass fused and made into art?
Glass fusing was invented by the Egyptians hundreds of years ago. We use a specially designed kiln which enables us to reach temperatures of 900-1400 degrees Fahrenheit which will heat glass to the stage that it will fuse to another piece of glass. This can take between 26 and 72 hours.
What is slumping glass?
Slumped glass is glass that has been heated to a point where it can be bent or slumped over a mold. Generally glass is slumped into ceramic molds and bent over metal molds. To achieve this, you must take your glass through a few heating and cooling phases.
Are all your products the same?
Due to the difference in co-efficiency of glass, no two glass fused products will process the same. This means that every item you buy from us is completely unique which is what makes working with glass so exciting!
Where do you get the glass from to make the bottles?
Many friends and family give us bottles from which we can create new ideas and products. Old bottles of wine, spirits, beers and jam jars all help to create our fused and slumped glass art.
Will you design me something personal to me?
Yes. All you need to do is contact us and we can arrange to commission a piece personal to you whether it is fused glass, slumping glass or dichroic glass, it is all possible!
Where do you find your inspiration?
My inspiration is taken from many forms of nature. My favourite place to find ideas for fused glass art is at my house in the South of France where the colours of the seasons help me create new works of glass fused art.