Pumpkin Pie

Yummy and luscious, pumpkin pie is the traditional dessert made for most Thanksgiving celebrations. Pictures of the first Thanksgiving celebration always seem to depict images of these delicacies laying amount all the bounty of food. If you look at the history of pumpkin pie, you will find that there were no ovens in which to cook such an item.

In actually, the colonists would remove the top of the pumpkin, remove the seeds and fill the inside with milk, spices and use honey to sweeten the mixture. These were then roasted or boiled and then eaten. The meat of the pumpkin was the crust, not the flaky crusts that we have today. That is how they originally made this thanksgiving dessert.

I once purchased a pumpkin pie pin that was made out of polymer clay. Remembering how much I enjoyed the dimensions of that pin is what sparked the idea of making a similar product out of fused glass. Be sure that you layer the individual layers so that they overlap, otherwise during the fusing process, the pie will become warped and probably look more like one of my homemade cooking creations.

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  • Grey pie pan glass
  • Beige crust glass
  • Orange filling glass
  • White cream glass
  • Pattern
  • Beeswax or Chap Stick
  • Glass saw
  • Glass Cleaner choice
  • Glassline black paints
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back

  • Directions

    1. Trace and cut the guide.

    2. Put the pieces on the proper colorful glass and sketch about the stencil with a permanent pen. Liberally shelter the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the outline. Make a point of cutting on the line to retain the outline and all the precise particulars.

    4. Sponge down with soap and dip in plain water or use glass cleaner to delete the markings and scum. Air-dry the objects.

    5. Put together the portions on a primed kiln shelf and put the shelf inside the kiln. At all times grip the glass by the edge to prevent fingerprints.

    6. Add Glassline paint to depict lines and shading on the pie parts.

    7. Shut the top or access. Switch on the kiln.

    8. Monitor the fused piece at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While looking at your projects have on glasses with IR and UV shield.

    9. Once the project possesses your desired appearance, switch off and unplug the kiln. If the kiln is made with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool off by it’s self. On the other hand if it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the kiln must remain on and supervised so that it doesn’t cool off any more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.

    10. When the pyrometer drops lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.

    11. When the fused piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.

    I used Pebeo Vitrea 160 paints to finish off this Thanksgiving craft. Be sure to follow the manufactures written instructions on how to oven cure these pieces.

    Pumpkin Pie Pattern

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