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Pot Melts! (It's not what you think!)

One of the things we love about fusing glass is that there is very little waste. Each little scrap is saved and used in new projects, or put aside for a pot melt. Using this technique we combine various hues of compatible glass (same COE) in a pot and heat it to a very high temperature - over 1600 degrees - very slowly. As the temperature of the glass rises and becomes liquid, it oozes like honey out of openings in the bottom of a special pot and into a casting ring that creates a round piece of stunning glass with random patterns that are similar to marble. The ring also keeps the glass from flowing all over the kiln! Each pot melt is a unique piece of art that is impossible to duplicate. O

Glass Fusing: A 3,500 Year-Old Art

On a recent visit to the Getty Villa Museum I had the pleasure of seeing some beautiful fused glass that was created centuries ago! It was an eye-opening discovery. I learned that more than 3,500 years ago, ancient Egyptians learned how to combine silica, some fluxes, and various other metallic oxides in furnaces, heated to over 2,500 degrees to create molten glass of many colors. Soon, fine artisans started to create colorful beads, bottles, castings, bowls, and intricate jars and jewelry. The art for them spread and evolved. Egyptian, Islamic, and, later, Roman artists used many techniques and temperature points to form diverse and beautiful objects. Many of these techniques are still used

We're In! Are You?

We're delighted to announce that Blazing Star Arts has been juried in to the 31st Annual Newbury Park Spring Art & Crafts Festival this March! We will be unveiling our new fused glass collections, just in time for the Spring and Easter seasons, with art and artware that is ideal for gifts, everyday use, or display. March 3 and 4, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Borchard Community Center 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park Our contemporary fused glass art is as delightful to admire as it is to use, and adds a splash of color and design flare to any table or room. If one of our pieces inspires you or if you have a design idea you’d like us to bring to life, please take this opportunity to talk with our

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