Fused glass allows me to extend my manipulation of glass in a completely different direction. Using flats sheets of glass, instead of rods of glass (lampworking), I come to the design in a different direction. In fusing, sheets of glass are cut and combined, then fired in the kiln to create an entirely new piece of glass. Each piece is fired at least once, but almost always 2, 3, or 4 times, depending on the piece I am creating. Watch my posts on fusing for process insights. Below are samples of the shapes of fused glass I create. Designs can be customized, so that matching or coordinated pieces are possible for all shapes of dishes. A full range of my fused glass dishes and candle sconces are in the Product Catalog, and customized sizes and styles can be ordered by contacting me at Janie@glasspassions.com.
These 3 plates are a flower medley on olive green glass, with the patterns left in relief.
Channel Plates (long, narrow plates) make great dishes for crackers and snacks, as well as holding jewelry and trinkets. My husband uses his along with two 4 x 4 inch dishes to hold his cuff links and tie tabs on his dresser. They work well with other sized dishes such as the 3 x 3’s, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, and 4 x 4 inch plates. Sets can be created custom in the sizes and colors that appeal to you.
Sometimes I like to work in animal patterns for a more abstract, funky and fun look. These dishes range from 4-5 inches square. As you can see in the third photo below, the 5 inch square plates have a transparent colored rim instead of a solid. So many options!