Fused and Slumped Glass ToBs: the process
Fusing and slumping is a two stage process.
First, on a flat kiln shelf, a design is assembled
from coloured (or stained glass). The shelf
is placed in a kiln and heated until the glass
melts, or fuses (around 1500F), into one
single piece of flat glass. Second, after the
kiln cools, the fused piece is removed and
sometimes ground or sandblasted, then
placed onto a mold. Mold and glass are then
returned to the kiln and fired until the glass
bends or slumps to the desired shape.