Make A Fused
Glass Platter

A fused glass platter made from turquoise,clear and french vanilla Bullseye glass fired and slumped in a glass fusing kiln.

The glass is cut, assembled and then fully fused.

The fused platter is then placed in a slumping mold and fired again in the glass kiln until fully slumped.

The size and colors can be varied to suit your design ideas.



Fusing Supplies

Two pieces of turquoise Bullseye about 13 1/4" x 2 1/4"

One piece of clear Bullseye 13 1/4" x 6"

Sixteen pieces of clear Bullseye 1 1/2" x 3/8"

Seventeen pieces of french vanilla Bullseye fusing glass 1 1/2" x 3/8"

Cutter

Slumping mold

Kiln wash or thinfire paper

Fusing glue.

Fusing kiln

Fusing Instructions

Step 1. Cut one piece of clear fusing glass to size 13 1/4" x 6". This is the base of the platter and the other pieces of will be assembled on this sheet.

Step 2. Cut other pieces to size.

Step 3. Clean and dry pieces completely.

Assemble turquoise strips and center strips on clear base as per photo.

Check fit of center strips. The size end strips may need to be adjusted to ensure an even fit.

Hold all pieces in place with fusing glue.

Step 4. Load the shelf into the glass fusing kiln and fuse as per the following schedule.

1. 300°F up to 1100° F hold 10 minutes

2. 200°F up to 1250° F hold 30 minutes

3. AFAP up to 1480° F hold 10 minutes

4. AFAP down to 900° F hold 60 minutes

5. 150° F down to 750° F

6. Switch off, cool to room temperature

Step 5. When platter has cooled to room temperature remove from kiln.

Step 6. Apply four or five coats of kiln wash to slumping mold.

Make sure that any air holes in slumping mold are not blocked with kiln wash.

Must be completely dry before use.

Step 7. Sit fused platter in slumping mold and place in kiln.

Step 8. Use the following slumping schedule.

1. 300°F up to 1000°F hold 15 minutes

2. 150°F up to 1200F hold 30 minutes

3. AFAP down to 900°F hold 60 minutes

4. 150°F down to 750°F

5. Switch off, cool to room temperature

Step 9. When item has cooled to room temperature remove from kiln.



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