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The magic of fusion: fusion glass plates

La magie de la fusion: tout sur les assiettes en verre fusion

The world of design and crafts is vast and diverse. One fascinating technique that is attracting increasing attention is fused glass.

Particularly used in the creation of plates, fused glass offers a blend of aesthetics, functionality and durability.

In this article, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about fused glass and its use.

  1. Can I put a glass plate in the oven?

Depending on their composition and manufacture, glass plates can often be placed in the oven. However, it is essential to distinguish traditional glass from fused glass.

A fused glass plate is designed to withstand high temperatures, as the fusing process already involves exposure to extreme temperatures.

However, before placing any glass plate in the oven, it’s crucial to consult the manufacturer’s instructions. Some lenses may not be suitable for sudden temperature changes.

  1. What is fused glass?

Fusion glass, also known as fused glass, is the result of melting two or more pieces of glass in a high-temperature furnace.

When heated to specific temperatures, the glass pieces soften and fuse to form a single element.

This technique can be used to create unique patterns, colors and textures, offering a wide range of design possibilities.

Craftsmen and designers such as those at
Forge Design
are true masters of the art of fused glass, producing pieces that reflect both modernity and tradition.

  1. How do you make molten glass?

Creating a piece in fused glass is a delicate and artistic process. Here are the basic steps for fusing glass:

  • Material selection : It all starts with the choice of glass pieces. Colors, textures and types of glass can vary, offering a multitude of creative options.
  • Cutting and layout: Once the design has been finalized, the glass is cut to the desired shape and laid out on a base plate, often made of ceramic.
  • Furnace melting: The glass is then placed in a special glass furnace. The temperature is gradually increased until the glass pieces begin to melt and fuse together.
  • Cooling: Once melting is complete, the furnace is slowly cooled to avoid thermal stress on the glass, which could lead to cracking.
  • Finishing: After cooling, the part may require finishing, such as polishing or cutting.

Fused glass offers an endless palette of creativity. Whether for plates, jewelry or decorative elements, the possibilities are vast.

Conclusion

Fusion glass plates are more than just utilitarian objects. They reflect an art, a passion and a know-how that combines tradition and innovation.

Thanks to dedicated and talented craftsmen like those at
Forge Design
fusion glass continues to amaze and inspire.

Thanks for reading! See you at the next blog!

In the meantime, if you have any questions or a project in mind, contact us!

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