More and more artists are becoming interested in dichroic glass. My
wife and I are both glass artists, I am also a metal smith.
We happen to live in a glass mecca - Portland Oregon. Bulls Eye
Resource Center is about five minutes away. Savoy Studios is about
seven minutes away. Uroborus is right in the middle.
My work consists of fused and or lamp worked glass, set in precious
metals. A real twist to fused glass is layering with strike back
colors. "Strike back" simply means a color shift such as pink. The
material begins as a nice cool light blue then turns pink in the
kiln. Another neat little tick is using neo lavender which really
makes standard colors pop making them look like premium colors.
There I go giving away secrets.
Although my background is stained glass, I belong to a metals guild,
Creative Metal Art Guild - CMAG. CMAG is such an awesome group.
With a little clean up, that burnout oven may of you have, can serve
as a glass kiln. Just in case you want to try your hand at fusing.
I'd be happy to offer any fusing tips.
Jerry in Portland