Summer Fused Glass Platters- Pattern Bar Flow

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There are so many ways to create and use pattern bars.  I created this platter by cutting apart a fused panel that had cracked during firing.  I tack fused the strips together and then cut them into pieces and arranged them onto a blank of blue glass.

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The chunks of pattern bar flowed into the negative space creating wonderfully geological strata in organic shapes.  The platter was shaped in a mold to gently raise the corners.

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By placing the chunks of pattern bar onto the blue glass, the layers seem to flow into the base glass in gradualy softiening hues of blue.  This project was a great way to repurpose an unsucessful piece of fusing.