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Summer 2018 **Print**

Summer 2018 **Print**
Brand: Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
Product Code: 0342GPQSU18P
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From the Editor

Ready, Set, Summer!
by Delynn Ellis
Managing Editor Delynn Ellis reminds readers that summer is a great time to plan new projects. Glass Patterns Quarterly is offering its readers ways to breathe fresh air into their work. GPQ wants to help crafters build a bucket Iist for summer and every other season with new tutorials, patterns, new products, and helpful techniques.

Watermelon Picnic
Design, Demonstration, and Text by Chantal Paré
A 13" x 16‑3/4" rectangular stained glass panel featuring a picnic scene. The bright shades of orange, lime green, turquoise, pink, and cranberry pink, are suspended in a combination of clear glass textures including seedy, baroque, rainwater, hammered, and cord. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Marble Kaleidoscopes
Fantastic Views for Your Favorite Marbles
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Allison Borgschulte
Marble by Brett Young and Larry Zengel of Hot House Glass
Instructions for making marble display kaleidoscopes in a fused or stained glass version. A formula for figuring the interior size for each version and instructions for creating the mirror system and assembling are given. A firing schedule and copper foil instructions are also provided. Fluxed and soldered wire is used to create the marble holder.

Sunflower Introductions
Design by Paned Expressions Studios, Text by Darlene Welch
A 47" x 32" stained glass panel featuring two sunflower blooms. These flowers enjoy a look of authenticity through the many small petal and leaf glass pieces that are cut from many different shades of yellow and golden browns plus various shades of green. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Moonbeam Mermaid
Adrift in Sea Dreams
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Leslie Gibbs
Photography by Jon Gibbs
A circular freeform stained glass panel featuring a mermaid seated on a crescent moon. Various shades of lavender and blue form the border that represents the deep ocean. Assorted faceted gems and cabochon jewels are used to add sparkle to the piece. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Flower Basket Panel
An Introduction to Freeze ’n Fuse
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Robin Anderson
A rectangular stained glass design featuring a background, border, and branch is constructed with the copper foil technique, then decorated with blooms that are created by adding glass powder to rubber molds, adding water, and freezing. A firing schedule is provided for the flowers, which are glued to the stained glass to finish the design.

Beach Crowd
Design by Kevin Thornhill, Text by Delynn Ellis
An 18" x 24" stained glass design featuring a day at the beach filled with a multitude of colorful umbrellas. The panel is shown constructed using the copper foil technique, but the pattern can also be used as a pattern for creating a mosaic composition or as a guide for a fused glass project.

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Bubble the Fish
Design by Jean Beaulieu, Text by Delynn Ellis
A round freeform stained glass panel featuring a colorful fish, one of the drawings by children who once stayed at the Montreal Ronald McDonald House of Sainte-Justine Hospital. The artist is donating a portion of the sale of his book, Children’s Illustrations I,to benefit the hospital. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Maltese Cross
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Komal C. Prasad
Photography by Dr. Dheerendra Prasad
A freestanding Maltese cross fused garden flower created with 3‑1/2" x 10‑1/2" pieces of red streaky glass. The petals are nipped to the correct shape, assembled on the kiln shelf with the centers, and fused together, then slumped. To finish, a copper stem is created and attached to the flower.

Pouring Summer
Beach Landscape in Poured Glass Enamels
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Margot Clark
A round beach-themed design created by pouring powdered enamels mixed with water onto a circle of clear glass. The base glass is then tilted back and forth to make the colors run in swirled designs. A firing schedule is provided to help set the enamels on the clear glass.

Breezy Kite
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Lisa Vogt
An 8" x 10" fused kite decorated with a dichroic sun and accents, powdered glass frit, and colorful palm leaves. A kite tail is make from shaped from steel rod and attached to the bottom end of the kite. Fusing schedules are provided for the glass kiln body.

Surf’s Up!
Unique Pattern Bars
Design and Fabrication by Alysa Phiel, Text and Photography by Jane McClarren
A 6" x 12" surfboard design created with a fused pattern bar formed from layers of different colors and widths, then fused together and sliced. The component layers are made from clear glass and clear cord and finished with slices of complementary colors, then cut to shape.

Fused Sun Lamp
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Stephanie O’Toole
A fused lamp shade made from smooth slumped white opal glass and pale amber glass slumped onto a textured sun face mold. The two curved glass pieces are then installed in the lamp base that has been finished with taupe Pickling stain with the textured panel facing out. Firing schedules are provided.

An Invitation to the Wissmach/Kaiser-Lee Kiln Forming Challenge
by Petra Kaiser
Wissmach Glass Company and Kaiser-Lee present a challenge to encourage kiln forming skills. The final art can be a single piece or a series of pieces as long as the glass artist uses at least one or two 6" x 6" x 1" pieces of Kaiser Lee Board. Other information is available at

What’s New
by Darlene Welch
Information on the latest in books and patterns plus new glass and tools for hot, warm, and cold glass artists and hobbyists. This is the perfect place to keep up with the innovations that will make working in glass easier and more enjoyable.

Kiln Corner
A Kiln Maintenance Checklist
by Arnold Howard
Answers to questions from readers regarding the various, most important parts of kiln maintenance to keep up to date.

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