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.