Fired Glass Technique
technique is easy, fun and creative and uses ordinary window glass, bisque forms
and special Unique Fired Glass Colors to create bowls, plates and flat artwork
for framing or inserts for stained glass projects. As the name implies it needs
to be fired in a ceramic or glass kiln after the glass color has been applied
to mature the product and to sag or drape the glass. I used to do regular stained
glass years ago and like all of us, just ran out of time to do all the things
I wanted. When I discovered this technique, I was thrilled to be able to create
my designs and have them look like stained glass in a fraction of the time! Included
in every packet I offer on this technique are six pages of Basic Information on
Fired Glass Colors which is everything I know about the subject including product
info, firing and application instructions.
Basics steps of my technique are to apply the design lines
with Outline Black in an applicator bottle with a metal tip, (which leaves a raised,
slightly textured surface when fired). Then apply the colors with a small brush
in a "puddle, push, pull" movement, blending and shading (called "wiggle"
or "pat") with just the tip of the bristles while the colors are wet,
then letting the colors dry thoroughly. When dry place the glass over a prepared
bisque form in a kiln or flat on a prepared kiln shelf (color side up!) and fire
to the proper temperature.
The Unique Fired Glass Colors and bisque forms are available
Note that all the designs in my Fired Glass Packets would be
great using the wide variety of non-fired glass colors available on the market