The Art of Glass fusing

A glass-fusing workshop was opened in Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah (DAI) seven months ago to teach people the craft of glass fusing under Kuwaiti specialists. Through their efforts, the art of glass fusing and shaping has grown into a developing artistic craft in the country.

The workshop is the first of its kind in the Gulf region that helps guide students on creative ways to make artworks that bring out the imagination.

Glass fusing is the technique of joining two or more pieces of glass by heat in a kiln using different types of techniques. For example, ‘tack fusing’ is a fusing technique in which the pieces of glass are heated until they are just hot enough to stick together and retain many of their own original characteristics.