Fused glass table top

I’ve been working on a fused glass table top. It was designed to replace a mosaic top on a table I made from an old tractor wheel. The mosaic had suffered from last winter’s cold snap, flaking off.

The design was inspired by the agapanthus flowers we see along the roadside and in gardens all over South Africa.

The pictures below show the 3 stages of fusing. Ultimately the glass is fused ‘upside down’ to give it a flat and slip free surface. This is the same process I used with my carved oak tray.