Friday, September 1, 2017

He's a Hoot – How-To Fun and Festive Fall Candle Shelter Project

In celebration of Fall, I’m sharing a fun little fellow who dropped into my studio. He’s a bright and cheerful guest who is sure to add a bright glow to your seasonal festivities.  

Hoot the Owl Pattern 6" x 6"

Cut the design layer to size.

Grind the glass for a better fit. 

Cut the twisted cane to size. 

Tack the cut glass to the clear base with fusers glue.

 Full fuse using the guide provided below.


Slump the fused glass over a mold using the guide provided below.

Glue the fused glass to a candle shelter with E6000.

Place a candle inside, light it up and enjoy! 

Check out Hoot the Owl how-to video here

Oceanside Glasstile System 96 Glass 
Dichroic Glass CBS
Twisted Cane
Sconce Slumping Mold 10” x 9” x 4”
Better Homes Candle Shelter 4.875 x 4.875 x 5.25
Pillar Candle 3” x 3” 
Fusers Glue
E6000 Adhesive

Technique tips:
Be sure to clean all your glass with water and dry it with a towel before assembling the project.

When assembling the project, use the smallest amount of glue possible. It’ll burn off without leaving any residue.

Fusing Guide
Segment 1: Ramp 300 F/hr to 1300 and hold 30 min.
Segment 2: Ramp 500F/hr to 1465 and hold 10 min.
Segment 3: Ramp 9999(AFAP*) to 960 and hold 40 min.
Segment 4: Cool to room temperature.
*As fast as possible

Slumping Guide
Segment 1: Ramp 300 F/hr to 1265 and hold 10 min.
Segment 2: Ramp 9999(AFAP*) to 960 and hold 40 min.
Segment 3: Cool to room temperature.
*As fast as possible

NOTE: Kilns fire differently. Test fire these guides in your kiln and then make adjustments as needed.

Special Thanks
Skutt Ceramic Products
Dichroic Glass CBS
Oceanside Glasstile System 96 Glass  
Twisted Cane

Happy Fusing!

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Upcoming Webinars and Classes

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NEW Fusing for the Adventurous Webinar
September 5, 2017

Get ready to push boundaries, challenge trusted techniques and enjoy the thrill of limitless possibilities. Join glass artist Lisa Vogt in this comprehensive hands-on webinar and learn how easily you can put tried and true methods to use in unlikely, innovative ways to create original art. You’ll learn how to successfully employ different techniques to produce dramatic effects and take your work to an exciting, new level of sophistication.

NEW Fusing for the Adventurous Webinar
September 7, 2017

Fusing with Frit Webinar
October 26, 2017

Creative Slumping Webinar
January 18, 2018 

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Advanced Glass Fusing with Lisa Vogt
February 6 - 9, 2018
Personalized Instruction, 4-Day, Hands-on Workshop
Lisa’s Private Studio, Wesley Chapel, FL
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What makes this class different?

You will love the concentrated, in-depth study and creative momentum you’ll gain while actively producing, nonstop for four consecutive days. You’ll leave class with a working knowledge of kiln operation, custom project specific firing guides, and the inspiration you’ve been craving to go bigger and do more!
Its hard-core fusing in a nurturing, relaxed environment.

In this class, you will push the boundaries art glass imposes. Students explore innovative approaches to design and combine multiple advanced techniques to construct original art that reflects your own personal style. You’ll enjoy: the one-on-one instruction, making large scale projects, the well-equipped classroom, and the intimate class size.

This is the turning point experience you’ve been waiting for.
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