Sue Long

Glass Sculptor

A few notes about the process of producing unique glass fusing artwork:

First, individual pieces are cut and shaped, and then arranged beside or on top of another in Sue’s electric kiln. Glass pieces are then melted together at temperatures ranging from 1450 to 1650 degrees. This step is a “full fuse” firing and the glass piece comes out flat from the kiln.

In the second firing, the flat glass is melted over a clay or stainless steel mold using a lower temperature of about 1300 degrees. This is a “slump” firing and it forms the glass to the shape of the mold.

After cooling, the piece is cleaned and now ready to be used artistically.