Aquila Art Glass is a working studio producing and selling hand crafted
fused glass products.
The general process we use to
make our products is to take 20x35 inch sheets of glass and cut them up into the size
of pieces to be made. An example would be to cut up an 8 inch square of
clear and an 8 inch square of blue.
The next step is to
clean the two pieces and stack them together. We then place them into a kiln and raise the
temperature to around 1450°f where the glass becomes molten and the glass
fuses together to become one piece of glass. The kiln is then
returned slowly to room temperature.
Then the fused glass is placed
into another kiln, onto a mold and the temperature raised to about 1250°f.
This glass becomes elastic and gravity pulls the glass into the mold. Again
the temperature is brought down to room temperature slowly.
The process is complete and we have an 8 x 8 square of
some shape, like a plate or bowl.