Combing Glass in the Kiln

Design, Fabrication, and Text by Kevin Tappin


A 7‑1/2" x 7‑1/2" square tile created by combing fused glass strips. Strips of glass are cut from various colors and arranged according to the color palette, then wrapped with fiber paper and kiln-fired. A combing rod makes it possible to swirl the heated glass to create various patterns in the glass for the finished piece.


This article was originally published on page 16 in the Fall 2011 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly.
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