Fun With Frit

Volume 29 - Issue 2

Instructions for creating a fused pendant lamp from sheet glass and various shades of green and blue medium transparent frit. The glass is laid out in a sunburst pattern like the spokes of a wheel with a hole in the center. In a second firing, the frit is tack-fused on. The starburst is then balanced on top of a stainless steel vase mold and heated until all of the fingers bend and fall against the sides. The lamp can also be shaped to fit a lamp base as well as the pendant fixture. This article was originally published on page 62 in the Summer 2013 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly. Design, Fabrication, Text, and Photography by Dale Keating


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