Making a basket weave glass plate
Individual tiles are cut from coloured sheet glass and assembled. Each tile is hand ground to ensure a precise fit. The tiles are assembled on top of a sheet of clear glass and placed into the kiln. The plate is then fired to a full fuse at 810 degrees celcius. After slowly cooling it is placed on a slumping mould and returned to the kiln. This second process takes place at 670 degrees celcius. Finally, the edges of the plate can be hand polished to acheive a perfect finish.