What is Fused Glass? Glass melts in a kiln at temperatures from 1100-1700 degrees Fahrenheit. Fused glass refers to the art of placing pieces of either opaque or transparent glass together and melting them together in a kiln.
Fusing glass can start as flat sheets, glass powder, long stringers, noodles or confetti. Sapphire uses a special glass that will not reject itself (pop off of the next glass in the kiln). It's expensive, but worth it.
Dichroic glass is formed by a metal coating on sheet glass, giving it a sheen that appears one color in one direction, but a different color if viewed from another vantage point. Irid glass has a similar, but more subtle sheen.
Yeah, glass melts when it gets hot, but how do you make something so beautiful? That's art.