My favorite thing about glass fusing is its limitless possibilities. Beyond the basics, there are countless ways to work with this medium and get surprisingly unique results every time. There’s always something new to try and learn.
Another thing I love about glass is the three-dimensional aspect. We have the power to change the shape of our art and take it from flat to fabulous. Drop out molds are great props you can use to express your artistic flare in exciting, new creative ways.
What makes drop molds different?
When fused glass is slumped into a typical mold we retain the original design unchanged but now with a gentle three-dimensional shape. Whereas the process of reshaping glass by allowing it to fall through the hole in a drop out ring changes, and adds to the visual features of the design. As the glass drops through the ring the design elements blend and stretch which gives the illusion of movement in the finished project.
As the glass falls through the mold it stretches. Because dropping glass adds detail to the pattern, I’ve found that when it comes to the vase design less is more. Keep the design simple. An over complicated pattern makes the vase look clumsy and heavy instead of graceful and light.
See how this vase is made on YouTube
Want more creative slumping ideas?
Join me Thursday for my Creative Slumping Webinar!
Creative Slumping Webinar
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Webinars are a wonderful way to stay connected to other fusers and keep the creative flow strong between hands-on workshops. In this webinar, I show you how to use materials you likely already have in innovative ways to make new and unique shapes. You’ll be amazed at how simple combinations can transform ordinary shapes into sculptural works of art. I hope you’ll join me for this fun and informative live event.
Are you ready to grow? This class is for you!
Advanced Glass Fusing, February 6-9, 2018
Due to a last-minute cancellation, one seat is available.
4-Days, Hands-on Workshop
My private studio, Wesley Chapel, FL
Register here: http://www.lisavogt.net/products.aspx?id=477