Lazy Daisy Glass
The Old Schoolhouse, Mulben, Keith , Moray , AB55 6XJ
Lazy Daisy Glass is run by Kathryn Abrahams who produces fused glass art from her rural studio in Moray and makes contemporary designs to enhance your home, garden or office space. Ranges include wall art, sculptures, home wares such as clocks, coasters and bowls, as well as exclusive dichroic glass jewellery, all of which make unique and original gifts.
What is Glass Fusing?
It is a process of using a kiln to join together pieces of glass. If you apply heat to glass it will soften. If you continue to apply heat, the glass will become more fluid and flow together. Two or more pieces of glass will stick (or fuse) to each other. When the right kind of glass is heated and then cooled properly, the resulting fused glass piece will be solid and unbroken. Many people also use the word 'fusing' to include bending and shaping glass using the heat of a kiln. This manipulation can take many forms, but the most common is 'slumping', where a mould is used to create already fused glass to take on the shape of a bowl, plate or similar object.
The firing process takes approximately 26 hours, but increases to 50 hours if slumping is involved.
To see some of Kathryn's creations and to purchase, check out her website.