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Glass Slumping – the results

A few months ago I went on a glass fusing and slumping course in London. I finally picked up the resulting glassware when I visited my parents on the way back from my Christmas holiday. I was very pleased indeed with the results – all the pieces had come out much better than I had imagined or expected.

Six glass bowls waiting to be fired in the kiln

Six glass bowls waiting to be fired in the kiln

Above is what the glassware looked like last time I saw it, as it was sitting in the kiln waiting to be fired. It then had two firings, the first to fuse the various layers together, and a second to “slump” it into a mould to turn it into a bowl or vase.

Completed glass bowls

Completed glass bowls

The dark green piece with the white dots has been slumped over a cylindrical former and flopped into something not unlike a draped handkerchief – I think it’s rather effective. The bowls have all come out very well I think. The colours aren’t quite how I’d imagined them – they’re rather softer and more subtle. Overall, I was delighted with how the pieces all came out – to the extent that I might actually have to go back and have another go, now that I know what I’m doing!

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  1. Fabienne | 13 January 2015 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Your finished bowls are amazing!

  2. Gillian | 14 January 2015 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Fabienne. It was really gratifying how well some rather simple designs turned out. I now look at glass bowls at craft fairs in a completely different light – if you have access to the right tools and equipment, it’s remarkably easy!

  3. David Wenk | 15 January 2015 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Goodness Gillian, these are beautiful! You must keep going.