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Stacked Glass Coasters

Sometimes the simplest of techniques has the best results.  Last week I posted a photo to Facebook and Instagram of some fused stacked square coasters.  I received so much feedback and many requests for more.  Below is the basic process involved in creating these quirky coasters.  Each set of 4 takes a couple of hours to cut and put together before firing, and each coaster has around 30 pieces of glass. I use colour palettes saved to my Pinterest as inspiration. Large sheets of glass are scored and broken into smaller squares or rectangles of varying sizes. Scoring the glass breaks the surface tension and the running pliers help ensure a smooth break along the score line. The base of this set is black and the next stage is to decide on the layout of each stack. Then it is a matter of deciding what colour to put where until you have stacks of 3. This is the finished set ready to be fired.  Each piece of glass is glued in place with a special glass glue that burns off during firing.  Thi
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