Glass Art Techniques: Fusing

The glass mirror frame GmbH from Munich interested in glass in building facades, coffee machines and countless other forms of application as everyday material. Given the omnipresence of glass seems almost implausible that glass objects were once valuable rarities. Also at the present time, glass used to produce art and jewelry objects. GSR GmbH from Munich reported a particularly popular method for the production of glass art, the fusing. The concept of fusing comes from the English language and means the merger”. This glass processing glass pieces of different color on 780-900 C are heated up and merged.

The temperatures to the successful merger of the glass must be how much, depends on thickness and exact composition much of his. Sometimes, items made of hitzebestandigerem material are fused by fusing with glass. The fusing is one of the oldest glass processing. Archaeologists have set his age to at least 2200 years. In the present, it has become a popular and diverse glass processing technique. By means of fusing, jewelry, decorative items, but also architectural elements are produced. When the craft fusing, matching pieces are separated from plan glasses of different coloring. These are then assembled to the planned art object.

The resulting spaces are filled with glass powder. The fusing is carried out in a kiln. The temperature selection is critical to the success of the Fusingprozesses. The temperature must be selected so that the glass is not liquid but just just so far is melted. So, it can enter a persistent connection to the adjacent glass and powder particles. By fusing closed, hard vitreous to be complete in itself produced. The entire process takes 18-22 hours. The resulting object can be processed after completion of Fusings. Glass is a traditional material with a modern character and a wide variety of applications. Further questions to the GSR GmbH from Munich answered possibilities of glass using at any time. Press contact glass mirror frame GmbH contact: Mr. Dieter Kuhn Duke Spitalstrasse 9 RGB. 80331 Munich Tel.: 0 89 / 26 02 61 87 fax 0 89 / 26 02 61 88 email: Homepage: