Many of the art pieces I create are done by applying and firing layers of powdered glass in defined steps. This glass process starts with a sheet of clear glass with an outline of the finished piece. I apply a layer of powdered glass in different colors to fill in parts of the image, fire it in the kiln, and then return it to the worktable for another round of powder layering and firing. Depending on the complexity of the image, I will repeat this process anywhere from 6 to 17 firings.
The images above show a project in various stages of the process. This particular piece took 9 firings from start to finish. Using glass powder is a challenging, but rewarding process!