Summer Fused Glass Platters – Raked Glass

IMG_3139IMG_1642 This summer platter began as a collection of raked glass scrap from a previous project. I rarely throw fused glass scrap away as it can always be repurposed into a new project.

 

Layering the raked glass atop areas of colored glass created a soft, organic feel like the shifting colors of light on water.   The areas of solid colored glass acted as a foil for the movement in the raked glass.Ocean Platter b

 

 

I added three circles of thin copper sheet into the design.  I coated them with flux before fusing them as inclusions.  This gave the copper a very deep, indigo blue color.  The combination of geometric and organic shapes creates a visual tension that I find interesting.