Ground up glass experiments

This week I have been making and then painting with frit. Frit is glass which has been smashed and pummeled into small fragments which can be used like paint on glass to add details or paint whole pictures. I got outside on a concrete surface (steps at back of house) with scraps of glass wrapped in newspaper and thick brown paper and smashed them to smitheries. This smashed glass can be graded into different sizes by sifting through sieves with different size holes, but for my purposes this was not essential. I then went about gluing these tiny bits of glass to a larger piece of fusing compatible glass base glass, to create pictures to be fired in the kiln today. 

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3 Responses to “Ground up glass experiments”


  1. 1 crowpost May 1, 2012 at 12.48

    How did the frit/fused pieces turn out? I just inherited a huge amount of cracked marbles and am wondering how to melt them. Any ideas? I love your work!

    • 2 amyorangejuice May 1, 2012 at 12.48

      Just writing an update on my experiments! melting marbles, I am not sure how compatible marbles mixed up together would be melted and fused, but its got to be worth a go! You need to do a pot melt, go on Utube and type in pot melt tutorial, there are lots of good tutorials!


  1. 1 What came out of the kiln! « Amyorangejuice's Blog Trackback on May 1, 2012 at 12.48

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