Recycled Glass Art For You

 
Have you ever heard of a glass item "blowing up" after its been out of the kiln for a week or a year?  If different glass types are mixed...tremendous internal pressure/stress can develop as the glass cools into it's solid form.  The internal stress can surpass 10,000 pounds per square inch...which will lead to shattering, after a day or a year.  It's so important that the Coefficient Of Expansion ratings be similar, when we mix liquid glass in a crucible.  In our shop, we won't allow dissimilar glass to even be in the same building...that's how important we consider the C.O.E. rating to be in real life!
 
Fused Salmon