Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Glass Fusing, 8th grade

8th grade students created pendants and magnets with glass. The students understood how to make functional art glass based on Pattern with Rhythm and Balance with Symmetry.










 
 






























5 comments:

Marcia said...

Gorgeous! I want to try this at my school too! Any tips for firing? I need to look this up.

MVRMS ART said...

Thanks Marcia! We purchased a bead annealer which had settings for glass fusing, slumping, and PMC programed right in. Very easy that way. The students put the pieces together with white glue, as it burns away in the annealer. This book was helpful: http://www.alpineglass.com/shop/detail/6498 There are also great websites out there as well.

Barbara's Thought of the Day said...

This looks like so much colorful fun. I bet the kids LOVED you for letting them do this! Nice going.

Lauren Newman said...

What beautiful work! Does anyone know if/how you can do this in a ceramic kiln? I would love to try this! Thanks for sharing

MVRMS ART said...

Thanks Lauren & Barbara! Yes, you can do this in a ceramic kiln, but you have to program it the right way. This is the one I used: http://jenkenkilns.com/af3pbeadannealer.aspx

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