Oh, the joys of working with float glass! More and more glass artists are discovering the endless benefits and possibilities offered by using what is commonly-known as window glass for their creations. The difference between float glass and art glass hides within how the glass is made. Unlike art glass, float glass is made with a small amount of tin only on one side. This tin, combined with certain float frit colors, creates amazing reactions you will not find with art glass. Float glass also costs much less than art glass and is often even available free as scrap. There are so many different techniques that make working with float glass sheet and frit very rewarding.
The custom reactive technique presented in this
tutorial will help you create a fun and crowd-pleasing tray. Products from Glassycuts.com will make the process fun and easy.
Window Float Glass, 8" x 8" (2)
System 82 Float Glass Frit
Amber 0 Powder
Amber Size 4
Medium Size Giblets
Tools and Materials
Kiln Shelf Paper
Copper Mica Fine and Medium Enamel Sifters
UV-5F Lamp Tin Finder
Sharpie® Marker Pencil Writer
8‐1/2" x 8‐1/2" Square Slumping Mold