Last month I finished my Chequer large round fused glass art sculpture.

Designed in my unique Hard Edge Glass style, it's a large glass disc or roundel, held on a custom-made wrought iron stand.

This is the first piece I've made using my new Cricut. A Cricut is an electronic cutting machine that can cut my pattern pieces in vinyl. I then stick the vinyl on the glass to cut more accurately.

With 92 pieces of coloured art glass to cut, it really made a difference!

There's an interesting selection of work in progress videos below, showing some of the different stages of production from

- printing out my design

- cutting curves in glass

- breaking glass with Silberschnitt breaking pliers

- accurately fitting the 92 glass pieces together

- preparing the cut glass sections for the kiln, including washing, drying and cleaning them with alcohol

- building the design in the kiln ready for fusing

- preparing the fused disc ready for noodles & stringers

- and the final piece just out of the kiln

If you'd like more details on this Art Glass sculpture, please take a look here for the Chequer sculpture photos and specification.


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