Fused glass art is made by kiln firing compatible glass at high temperatures (1,700+ degrees Fahrenheit) and/or slumping at lower temperatures (1,100 – 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit). As heat is applied, the glass softens and becomes fluid. With continued heat the glass fuses together. The fused glass becomes solid after it is heated and cooled properly.
Fusing glass was the primary technique used to make small glass pieces from 2500 BC to around 300 BC when glassblowing was developed. Glassblowing then replaced fusing as the favorite technique for shaping glass objects. Fused glass was revitalized in the early 20th century and today has become a specialized market in the world of fine art.
Glassy Mosaic makes custom fused glass art in Flagstaff, Arizona and ships throughout the continental United States. You can commission a piece designed with your specific requirements, or you can buy our original pieces currently in inventory. On this site you will find commissioned art that is already sold for example purposes only, and there are inventory pieces available for sale now.