Fused Glass and the Ugly Duckling

Fused Glass and the Ugly Duckling

As I worked on a new piece this week, I remembered the story of the ugly duckling. Here is why… I grabbed some frits and paints and made a part sheet. I was going for something in reds. After I fired the part sheet I was really disappointed. The colors didn’t fire and look atContinue Reading

Decorative Soldering Application

Decorative Soldering Application

After practicing and experimenting with decorative soldering last week, I created this sun catcher to apply some of the new techniques. I used a stipple application on the back of the piece. On the front I used my soldering iron on a low setting to create a unique look. To me, it almost makes theContinue Reading

Exploring Decorative Soldering Techniques

Exploring Decorative Soldering Techniques

I have been making stained glass pieces for almost 12 years now. In all that time, I have never done any decorative soldering; partly because I do mostly lead came construction, not copper foil, and partly because it didn’t appeal to me. That may be because I have seen too many stained glass pieces whereContinue Reading

I've been around glass my whole life. Both my father and grandfather were stained glass artisans. In 2002 I started working with stained glass. In 2009 I started glass fusing. My blog is mostly about my journey in glass, with a sprinkling of other things thrown in.

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