Guess how tall this fused glass vase is! Nope…sorry… it is 10.5 inches tall!
This fused glass vase is one of the highest vases I have made. Needless to say, there are a lot of steps to making it. There is a total of five layers of glass, plus the green glass lace. There are three layers of glass in the base of the fused glass vase.
First, I fused three of the five layers of glass together, then, I fused the other two layers of glass to the first three layers. The diameter of these five layers was 8 inches. I placed these five layers of glass onto my drop ring mold, which was propped up 10 inches. I put it in the kiln and watched the glass as it dropped through the ring mold to the shelf. When the glass dropped as far as I wanted it to, I turned off the heat, so it wouldn’t drop any further. I let the kiln continue with the firing schedule until it was all done.
Next, I fused three layers of glass to make the base for the fused glass vase. The base gives the vase more stability. Then, I tack fused the base to the vase.
This fused glass vase is lovely sitting on a table or shelf just by itself. However, you can use it for fresh or dried flowers.