Summer Fused Glass Platters- Pattern Bar Flow


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.




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.




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.