Have you ever heard that not all glass is created equal? The truth is, window glass and fusible glass are very different beasts. Glass meant for fusing in a kiln (like what I do) is specifically designed and tested to be compatible. It's rated by how much it expands and contracts in the kiln when heated. Window glass on the other hand can be different from one pane to the next (even if its from the same batch!) and incompatible glass can break, shatter, or even explode after firing and without warning.😬 While I'm a fan of playing with broken glass, that's not the way I want you to experiance it.
For obvious safety reasons, I use glass that is specifically designed for fusing. It's not always easy to get, infact the entire industry when I started years ago only had 3 manufacturers for compatible fusing glass. And then with little warning 2 of them closed down in the same year (pre-covid). Luckily they both ended up selling to a new company so there are still 2, but it was rough for a few years as the equipment was moved and set back up by the new supplier. It definitely hurt the industry as a whole and a lot of people gave up glass because of it.I obviously was not one of them, and let me tell you the amount of glass I bought to get me through that time was astronomical 😳 (I still have some of it left I got so much lol).
Anyways, thought you guys might want to know a bit more of that side of things here.If you would like to learn more about it just leave a note here or send me a message. I'd love to hear from you, and I absolutely adore sharing everything I know and love.
Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for a special gift, my handmade pieces are sure to make you or your loved one feel extra special. So why not treat yourself to something beautiful and unique? Trust me, you won't regret it!
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