Watermelon Season

Each week, I enjoy checking out the local farmer’s markets.  The produce options this time of the year are amazing – carrots, cucumber, cauliflower (some are even purple), tomatoes, beans – and the list goes on and on.  This week, I started seeing watermelon for sale.

Watermelon seems to be the unofficial symbol of late summer.  So, I decided to make some watermelon decorations for my kitchen – a fused glass sun catcher and matching display plate.

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The sun catcher used clear class as the base layer (with a couple “bites” taken), red transparent glass, green streaky transparent glass, Clover Blend medium frit and white opaque coarse frit. The project was fused using a “light fuse” schedule, max temp 1425.

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The display plate used opaque white glass as the base layer.  Red transparent glass, green and white streaky glass, and white opaque coarse frit were used to make the watermelon. The background checkerboard was 1/2″ pieces of black and white opaque glass cut and fitted around the watermelon.  The project was full fused and then slumped into a plate form.

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far!!

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