How I make my High End Abstracts

I have been asked lots of times how I make the 3d abstract pieces. I have recently been commissioned to make just such a piece and I have taken photos and videos. I hope you find these interesting and useful. Laying the decorative pieces on the base Click here…. Making the decorative pieces. Come back… Read More »

Preparing the base for Hints of Sea Anemones

I wanted the base to have a few subtle lines on the underside, radiating out from the central ‘anemone’ pattern. As I wanted these to be a background detail I used the finest glass ‘stringers’ (very thin pieces of glass). I placed these on the top of two sheets of 3 mm glass and fired… Read More »

Adding the ‘pebbles’ to Big Bang

Next I added some glass pebbles to the base. I wasn’t quite happy. I liked the way the glass was laid out but felt that some of the glass pebbles were too prominent – grabbing too much attention from the centre strips of glass. So I put some more glass chips into my little kiln… Read More »

Adding the strips of glass to Big Bang

Next I wanted to add strips of glass radiating from the centre. As this piece is to be tack fused it is important to get the bottom as flat as possible, so it doesn’t fall over when the glass is heated to the tack fuse temperature. So firstly I used my grinder to get the… Read More »

Preparing the base for The Big Bang

I wanted the base to have lots of radiating lines on the underside. I wanted these to be fine, so used glass ‘stringers’ (very thin pieces of glass). I placed these on the glass and fired them, knowing that I would then flip the glass over so that they were on the bottom of the… Read More »