So what exactly is the term full fuse and how do you achieve it in glass fusing?
This term generally refers to the point in heating your glass where all of the individual layers have spread out or pulled up to form a solid piece of glass.
It is exciting to see these various layers of glass mold down and become a solid mass.
There are numerous glass fusing techniques, and like the others this basic glass fusing process is done inside a kiln with electrical elements.
To achieve this final result, you need to take into consideration the type of glass you are using, the thickness of the piece and the location of the glass from the heating elements.
Whenever you are taking glass up for a first firing or any sequential heating it is helpful to pause at about 1000 degrees Fahrenheit to allow all of the glass to even out in temperature before proceeding to your final destination.
Test your individual kiln by attempting a few firings to see what is transpiring at various temperatures.
Becoming familiar with your kiln and taking notes of all of your processes will enable you to accomplish future procedures with the same results.
Generally this particular fuse is reached at approximately 1450 to 1550 Fahrenheit depending on your individual kiln.
One of my favorite glass fusing projects is to add a clear piece of glass over the top of my other glass and as it is brought up to this temperature, it enclose and showcases the captured objects.
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