JANEEN SHAGMAN's Profile

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All the handmade glass pieces in my shop are created by fusing layers of glass together in a kiln. The layers of glass melt down into each other, taking on a new form, one that has depth and texture, deep, rich color and intricate, or delicate, or bold design.
There are basically three levels of fusing. A full fuse occurs, when all the layers are fully immersed into each other, leaving the surface of the glass flat and smooth. A partial fuse occurs, when the top elements of glass have not fully merged with those underneath. You can feel a subtle rise and fall as you run your hand along the surface of the glass. A tack fuse occurs when the glass has been heated just long enough for the individual elements to melt and "stick" to each other. You can feel the top layer is more defined, and the glass, visually, has greater dimension.
Many of my glass pieces will be slumped, to take on…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 27
  • Joined July 30, 2010

Favorite materials

Glass, Metals, Gemstones, Pearls, Wood, Gourds, Clay

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About

All the handmade glass pieces in my shop are created by fusing layers of glass together in a kiln. The layers of glass melt down into each other, taking on a new form, one that has depth and texture, deep, rich color and intricate, or delicate, or bold design.
There are basically three levels of fusing. A full fuse occurs, when all the layers are fully immersed into each other, leaving the surface of the glass flat and smooth. A partial fuse occurs, when the top elements of glass have not fully merged with those underneath. You can feel a subtle rise and fall as you run your hand along the surface of the glass. A tack fuse occurs when the glass has been heated just long enough for the individual elements to melt and "stick" to each other. You can feel the top layer is more defined, and the glass, visually, has greater dimension.
Many of my glass pieces will be slumped, to take on the form of a dish, bowl, or platter. This is accomplished by placing the fused glass "panel" over a mold, that has been treated with kiln-wash(prevents the glass from sticking to the mold) and fired again in the kiln, at a lower temperature.
Quite often you will see small air bubbles trapped between the layers of glass. This occurs naturally, and is considered to enhance the appearance of the glass.

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