Glass fusing has been around since ancient times: it allows pieces of shaped, coloured glass to be fused together on the basis of a design or drawing.
This technique permits the creation of unique stained glass windows as well as furnishings (such as bowls, plates, candle holders) because the glass – in the kiln – can be melted into moulds.
One first places all the cut pieces of coloured glass on to a sheet of transparent glass. Then the whole composition is placed in the kiln to be fired at around 800°, so that all the glass pieces will melt together into each other to make a single panel. The glass used will of course have to be compatible in terms of melting points in order for object to be successfully fired.