Slumping is a term that describes what glass does when it is heated just enough to become soft and change shape, but not enough melt or fuse. Slumping temperature is around 1200 to 1345 degrees.
Fusing occurs when two or more layers of glass are melted together and become one. Fusing happens anywhere from 1350 to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. The fusing process is continuous and must be watched to get the desired amount of intermingling between the two layers of glass.
Let me show you how to weave glass.
Weaving is an art that assumes the materials used are flexible. Yarn and thread bend easily. People who weave baskets soften the fibers by soaking them. But how does one weave something that is not flexible at all and, if stressed, will break?
The photographs shows a piece of warp glass that has been bent in the kiln and a piece of unbent weft glass. The two pieces remain the same length despite the bending because the warp-thread strip stretches as it is shaped by the heat.
SILK PAINTING - WATERCOLORS - LAMPWORK - FUSED GLASS - JEWELRY
Actually, it’s not difficult if you think about