Glass Fusing Basics
What is glass fusing?
Technically speaking, glass fusing is the process by which different forms and colors of glass are bonded through heat in a kiln. In practical terms, however, glass fusing represents a technological revolution in modern American studio art.
Like the well-known art of glass blowing, glass fusing allows makers to create an endless range of objects that capitalize on the unique properties of glass. Unlike glass blowing, glass fusing does not require a furnace or other industrial-level equipment (and their expenses). Rather, it offers a feasible and affordable option for hobbyists and artists interested in building their own studio and creative practice.
If you are searching for a new hobby, a new craft, a new art form—or if you know you've found it and are ready to dive in—you've come to the right place!
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The Wider World of Glass Fusing & Kiln-Glass
Your journey into glass fusing will prove as dynamic as you want it to be. Explore techniques that include slumping, casting, printing with powders or enamels, torchworking, kilncarving, coldworking, and many more. Kiln-glass (the stuff that makes glass fusing possible) represents an art and craft that spans the painterly and organic, the sculptural and expressive, the geometric and conceptual. Delve into making for home and garden, for fine art, for fine dining, for large scale public art or architecture.
In other words, if you have a creative ambition—if your imagination leaps at the thought of making with a light and color and depth—then keep exploring. Bullseye is here to equip, inspire, and empower you on your way.