What is kiln formed glass?

Sometimes known as warm glass, or fused glass, kiln formed glass is an art form using pre-made sheets of coloured glass, cutting and arranging them into designs, and then heating them in a very precise controlled way in flat bed kilns.

The resulting art can then be mounted and wall hung, or returned to the kiln on a lower heat, to form new shapes, such as bowls, vases, and lampshades, as well as free standing sculptural pieces.