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Girls Night Out Fused Glass Classes in Cincinnati

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Girls Night Out Fused Glass Classes in Cincinnati

I'm excited to announce that The Glass Rainbow is now offering Girls Night Out Glass Fusing Parties. Get your friends together and register for your first fused glass class. I bet it won't be your last.  I took my first class in 2015. I was immediately addicted. Since that time, I've accumulated a robust collection of functional fused glass pieces including plates, bowls dishes and even jewelry. Then I ventured into glass art. And I haven't stopped. I'm still finding, and trying, new techniques, every day. The possibilities are endless. I want to share my joy with anybody willing to...

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Trying to Pick a Theme for Art Shows

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Trying to Pick a Theme for Art Shows

I've been crazy busy this summer. Working on new techniques, trying out new ideas, doing shows and making tons of new jewelry.                                      I have several art shows schedule for September and I need to settle on a theme. It's not a requirement but something that makes for a cohesive look to my booth design. That all sounds great but it's not coming together in my head. I have so many new ideas and inspirations that every time I think I have my...

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My First Art Show

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My First Art Show

Yesterday was a big day. I had my first show at the Village Green Fine Art Fair. Overall, it was a great experience. On the down side, it was VERY hot and extremely humid which, I think, limited attendance. On the up side, my booth was located in the community arts center so I was one of the lucky ones to enjoy a full day inside (love that AC). Sales were good considering the weather but, more importantly, I learned a lot. Apparently, I shouldn't tinker with my display as I won the Best Booth Award. I was floored, surprised and ever...

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What is Fused Glass?

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What is Fused Glass?

The term "fused glass" refers to glass that has been heated, or fired, in a kiln. Kiln formed glass is another commonly used term to describe fused glass. Different techniques are used to acquire different shapes, forms and textures. Each technique requires different firing schedules in the kiln. Common temperatures range from 1,200 to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Higher temps (1,460 to 1,500 degrees = full fuse) are used to achieve melting of this glass. What goes into the kiln is very sharp with precisely angled corners. What comes out is very smooth with rounded edges and corners.  Slightly lower temps (1,325...

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Bargello Glass Art Panel

Bargello Glass Art Panel

Happy Thursday Morning! Just a quick update to the first post. I'm extremely happy with the outcome of my latest Bargello piece. A few pieces of the pattern were lost during cutting but all firings went as planned and the result is gorgeous. Here are the before and after pictures.  

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