Intentional Bubbles

by Dana Worley

Bubbles can be the proverbial bane of a fused glass artist’s existence. Much care goes into eliminating bubbles from the finished piece. I have always been less concerned than I probably should be. I kind of LIKE bubbles, unleDanas Bubblesss they are the huge, oh-my-goodness-something-went-terribly-wrong kind of bubbles.

As I pondered bubbles, I thought, “wouldn’t it be cool if I could actually control those bubbles?”. So I set out on these experiments.

We all know that any pocket of air in a piece is likely to create bubbles. I decided to intentionally create pockets in a controlled shape, and then accentuate the bubbles by using an off-gassing agent. Check out this tutorial to create your own controlled bubbles.

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