I cut enough 1/4 inch glass strips for two layers, alternated colors to make a pattern, then fused. After the glass was fused, it went back into the klin to be slumped in the mold I made.
I had some scrap glass left and decided that since the above mold had performed so well, I would make two more molds, but this time I would do a bowl.
A saucer was used for the first circle. After the circle was drawn, I cut it out with a craft knife, soaked the form in mold hardener, dried, sanded the inside to smooth the sides, then popped into the kiln for burn out of impurities.
A top from a spaghetti sauce bottle was used for the second cut.
The scraps are layered with some medium size frit in the first circle
The glass is completely fused. The second circle is used to slump the glass into the shape desired.
This is the first bowl which sold at the Christmas fair. However, I liked it so well that I did three more at different heights.
These blend well with both trays and can be used as votives, a small flower vase, or a container for paper clips.
Until next time, God bless.