I enjoy trying to combine fused glass with other mediums. The paper towel holder is a combination of welded steel and fused glass.
The fused glass required two separate firing. The first firing was a full fuse for the cat’s head and eyes. The second firing was a partial fuse to fused the cat’s facial features to the cat’s head. Using two firing gives the cat a two dimension look. It requires more work, but it is worth the extra effort.
To ensure the cat’s feet are level, I tacked welded the feet to a steel plate. After the cat is welded, the support plate is removed by grinding the tack welds. I was trying to prevent the cat from wobbling on three legs and it worked.
To support the fused glass, I welded a steel plate that was cut slightly smaller than the fused glass. I attached the fused glass to the steel plate using silicone.