Fused Glass

Our Online Gallery focuses on items that an artist has had on display here over time, rather than items that are available right now.  The goal of our Online Gallery is to provide a good representation of the range of work each artist creates.


Fused glass is a term used to describe glass that has been fired (heat-processed) in a kiln at a range of temperatures from 1100ºF to 1500ºF.

There are 3 main distinctions for temperature application and the resulting effect on the glass. Firing in the lower ranges of these temperatures (1100-1250 °F) is called slumping. Firing in the middle ranges of these temperatures (1250-1350 °F) is considered "tack fusing". Firing the glass at the higher spectrum of this range (1350-1500 °F) is a "full fuse".  All of these techniques can be applied to one glass work in separate firings to add depth, relief and shape.

While fused glass techniques are generally used to create glass art, glass tiles and jewelry, the slumping process allows the creation of larger, functional pieces like dishes, bowls, plates and ashtrays. Producing functional pieces generally requires 2 or more separate firings; one to fuse the glass and a second to shape it.


We also have a great represenation of Fused Glass artists in our gallery.  Besides Vicki Meyer, who shared in Bob's first handful of glassblowing lessons before switching to fusing, we have have work from Mary YoungMichael BlakeleyDeb Crowley, and Debra Hanson.

 

Debra Hanson









Karel Murphy


Lonestar Pony Express

Orca's Breach

Pelican's Return

Appetizer Plate

Around the Corner

Dewdrops

Great Blue Heron

Koi

Vicki Meyer













Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery is owned and operated by Bob and Vicki Meyer.  Bob is the primary artist of the gallery.

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