Tack Fusing Glass Stringers
In the early 1980's glass fusing pioneer
Toots Zynsky invented a way to fuse individual strands of glass
together to make delicate and colorful fused glass thread bowls.
Her process, which involved individually pulling small threads of
glass, eventually led to the development of a specialized glass thread
pulling machine which she used (and still uses) to help create her
Inspired by Zynsky, many contemporary
artists use commercially available glass stringers to make fused
stringer bowls. While these bowls seldom look as intricate or
elaborate as Zynsky's, they can be made fairly simply, requiring no
more than a kiln, a few tubes of stringers, and some careful
observation. See an example below to get an idea of what a
tack fused stringer bowl looks like.
Click here for step by step directions on how
to tack fuse and slump glass stringer bowls.
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