Because my glass fusing studio is at the beach, students are always asking me about using shells and sea glass. The sea glass, I explain to them, is an unknown quantity that probably won’t fuse well to system 96 or float glass. We can talk about compatibility and different formulas of glass. But I had no way to explain why I believe that shells won’t work in a fused glass project. So when Kelly insisted, I let him try. He sandwiched the shells between two layers of 1/8″ glass and fired to full fuse.
The results speak for themselves, I think.