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Jim Matthews

Glass Fusing
The simplicity of glass fusing is this:  we shape pieces of colored glass and position them according to some design, then heat the project in a high-temperature kiln until they bond, meld or fuse.

The complexities of glass fusing are endless -- as are the varieties of tools, materials, projects and possibilities. Thus the improbable and somewhat tenuous existance of Glasshoppa Dot Com.

The Glasshoppa Glossary

A Simple Understanding of Firing

Video Glass Projects

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For over thirty years I worked for Spectrum Glass Company (now Oceanside Glasstile), in sales and marketing, product development and business development. Who could do such a thing without coming to love the glass arts and dabbling in them whenever possible?
Jim Matthews
Wherein we create interesting glass projects, demo useful techniques, look at the materials and tools of the craft and generally indulge our passion for all things vitreous.
"It's good to be curious, about many things ... You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind ..." 

Mr. Rogers
An illustrated directory of the digital visual imagery made available by and from your friendly neighborhood Glasshoppa, in the interests of education, inspiration, and procrastination.