Jamaica Plain Open Studios Gallery
Fused glass is an amalgamation of light, heat, glass and patience. and sometimes luck. It is very different from better known stained glass or blown glass. Fusing is a ancient technique of making unique artwork. The Egyptians first started fusing glass into core formed vessles some 5000 years ago. The Romans were master glass makers and produced some of the finest pieces in museums today. Fused glass has seen a resurgance in the past several decades and with today's techniques, incredible glass work is once more available. Some are functional, and some are purely artistic. And of course, some are both.