Glass Fusing Basics

"Glass fusing" is defined as the heat bonding of separate pieces of glass in a kiln.

New to glass fusing?

Ready to begin your glass fusing education? Good news, you've come to the right place. 

It's easy to learn the basics of fusing glass. It's also challenging, fun, and the possibilities are endless. In the video lesson below, you will learn how to fuse layers of glass in a kiln. You'll also explore the properties of fused glass as an art-making material. Below the video, we've included a few links suggesting some next steps you can take.

In addition to fusing, other methods you might use while working with kiln-glass include slumping, casting, printing with powders or enamels, torchworking, kilncarving, coldworking, and many more. We have video lessons based on all of these methods and ideas, and we invite you to watch them.

Ready to set up your studio?  We offer a Paragon BenchTop-16 Kiln Kit that includes a kiln and all of the accessories you'll need to get started fusing glass in your home.  It's perfect for beginners to intermediates, and makes a great gift for anyone interested in glass.

More Information

Download the Glass Fusing Basics Additional Information PDF
(Includes a list of tools, products, and firing schedules used in this lesson)

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