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. This stops all the hard work being undone in a second when moving the coasters.|
|The end result after approximately 12 hrs in the kiln.|