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Iridized glass is one of the most exciting materials available to fused glass artists. Because it is not fully understood by many kilnformers, it is unfortunately not used as widely as it could be.
This tutorial has two goals:
- First, it explains what iridized glass is and how it is made.
- Second, it takes you, step-by-step, through the process of making a finished irid-on-irid project using the same technique used to make this work:
To continue, click the “What is Iridized Glass” link below.
Editor’s Note: Photographing glass is difficult. The transparency and glare often make it difficult to see what’s important. Add an iridized surface to the mix and it can be a photographer’s nightmare. For this tutorial, having pictures that make clear what is going on was considered more important than having pictures that are beautiful. Some colors and shading have been deliberately distorted to make the image more “readable”.