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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wire Mesh Melt

After doing much research on pot melts and wire mesh melts with fused glass, I bit the bullet and tried my hand at it a few weeks ago. I chose the wire mesh method as this was the best for my small-sized kiln. So, what is a wire mesh melt you ask? Its a method of creating unique, one-of-a-kind mixtures of molten glass. Several layers of glass are stacked on top of a wire mesh that is created and supported by kiln furniture. The glass is heated in the kiln at high temperatures until the glass turns into liquid and flows through the wire onto a prepared kiln shelf, forming an array of abstract glass patterns. The resulting melt can be used in its entirety as a sculpture or bowl, or it can be cut up and made into tiles, jewelry, etc. The possibilities are endless. This was indeed a lengthy process, but the outcome was well worth it.

End result piece of glass (not the best picture - sorry!).

I then cut it up, re-fused the pieces I cut and made jewelry with it.


Tsuru Bride said...

Awesome as always!

DVArtist said...

Wow that is amazing. Great job.


JS Glass Art said...

It turned out beautifully!

Anonymous said...

Very cool. I have a few of those projects that I've been thinking about, but haven't gotten around to the execution. You've inspired me! Maybe I'll get to it this week.

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Unknown said...

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Martina said...

Wow, that's really neat!

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thanks for sharing with us how you create your glass pieces. Now I can understand the process!
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