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Fused Glass Art as a Hobby
Fused Glass - Easy to get started, Almost impossible to Quit!
Perhaps you're a lifelong craftsman, or maybe you've been to a craft show, art show or gallery and spotted some fused glass artwork. Maybe it was as simple as a glass pendant, or maybe it was a slumped dish or bowl. You may have even spotted an art glass wall hanging that inspired you.
Now that you've seen some fused glass art, you just can't get it out of your head. Relax, it's a common reaction to this beautiful art form. The fact of the matter is, that this is exactly how I got started in Fused glass art. My wife had been to a craft show and came home with a gorgeous fused glass pendant. Being a lifelong craftsman, and having some experience with stained glass I was immediately taken by the beauty and simplicity of the piece she purchased. I was hooked and started doing some reading on fused glass the very same day. Now 3 years later I am immersed in this intriguing process of creating art from glass heated to melting point in a kiln and watching as the results play out slowly in front of me.
Fused glass artwork is unique in the fact that no matter how hard you may try, you can never obtain the same results. While I can create similar pieces, each and every piece is truly unique. The glass is affected by many things and therefore the finished piece is always different. It is exciting to work on a piece and then be surprised by the finished product.
Fusing glass is not a difficult process, it is actually quite easy to obtain very pleasing results. The more pieces I complete the more I want to try new techinques. Each and every time I fire a piece I become more entrenched in the art form.
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Like I explained in my profile, I am a primarily self taught glass artist. I know what the pitfalls are, and how it can become easy to get discouraged. If you are a beginner or an aspiring glass artist, watch my hub pages as I add more content. I will start at the beggining and move forward as I did when I got started. I hope you find my posts interesting and informative.
Feel free to comment or ask questions, and I will try to respond as quickly as possible.