Techniques

Kiln FormingFusing

Kiln-formed glass is that which is altered, fused, shaped, or textured by the extreme heat of a kiln.

Fusing
Glass forms are produced by placing different pieces of glass in contact with each other in an arranged design, then firing them in a kiln at a temperature high enough to fuse them into one piece of glass.
Slumping
Glass which has been heated in a kiln to a temperature high enough to cause it to soften and slump into or over a mold. The finished item takes the shape of the mold.
Kiln Casting
Glass is assembled into a pre-shaped mold and then fired in a kiln to a temperature high enough to cause it to melt into a solid mass.
Sand Carving

Sandcarving (Sandblasting)

A technique using an abrasive material that cuts into the glass surface, producing a design or pattern.