Thursday, April 16, 2015


I recently ordered an ebook by Lena Beckeus, who has been experimenting with glass powders on fiber paper. If your work includes fusing glass, I highly recommend this. Here is a link to purchasing her book:

She started a group on Facebook for those who purchase her book as a place to show their new work and learn more from her and others. It's really fun seeing everyone's pieces.

I finally had to try it myself ... although I won't be showing the FB group my pieces yet! I have a limited supply of glass powders, so I tried a couple I had. I like two of the three pieces I made and will slump them in molds next. They are very simple. The top piece is a 6" square and the bottom is 4" x 10". Isn't it interesting how the powder separates into puddles?! Am I going to order a few more new colors? You know I will ...


  1. Lena's book is the only one I can find which explains the process of crackle fusing. There appears to be a conspiracy of silence on the subject, and for those of us unable to get a place on Bob Leatherbarrow's courses it opens up new possibilities. But I'd like to know if there's another way of smoothing the fibre paper side other than turning it over and refiring with another piece of clear on top?

  2. Thanks for the post. I don't have an answer for you. Did you join Lena's FB group? The members could no doubt answer your question and give you suggestions. In the meantime, wait for the Leatherbarrow ebook! Here is a link where you can sign up.