The Scottie Dog
This adorable Scottie Dog was created when I worked at a local High School.
The mascot for the school is this adorable black Scottish terrier.
Some people spell the name Scotty, while others spell it Scottie.
While working there as a substitute, I decided that I would make some of these adorable glass dogs into pins to help celebrate their 50th anniversary that was coming up that particular year.
They went over fairly well, and I did make a few dollars.
Scottish terriers have a very basic shape, and are quick and easy to cut out of glass.
This simple primitive pattern is located at the bottom of this page.
MaterialsScottie Dog PatternBlack glassScrap glass for decoratingPermanent MarkerBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawSoap and water or glass cleanerKilnPrepared Kiln ShelfGlasses with IR and UV protection.
1. Copy and cut the pattern.
2. Lay down the portions on the right tint glass and draw around the stencil with a permanent marker. Liberally shelter the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut the shape. Cut close to the shape to retain the figure and all the tiny particulars in the pattern.
4. Clean with dish soap and dip in clean water or use glass cleaner to delete the pen marks and scum. Air dry the items.
5. Assemble the parts on a ready kiln ledge and place the shelf in the unit. Add any pieces for decoration. I put a red collar on the ones I made for the school. At all times grasp the glass by the edge to avoid fingerprints.
6. Close up the top or access. Turn on the oven.
7. Observe the project at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeking at your hot glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. When the glass has your wanted look, turn off and unplug the oven. If the unit is assembled with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool off on its own. If however it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the oven must be left on and monitored so that it does not cool off more than roughly 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. Once the temperature drops below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
10. Once the fused piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Since this pattern is pretty basic, you can cut and assemble several Scottie dogs and fire them in one firing. These would make adorable offerings for friends, or add them to a platter that you want to decorate and fuse them into a design.
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Fused Glass Projects
Scottie Dog to Glass Fusing Made Easy
Fused Glass Patterns