these are some of the things i've made and kept over the last several years. they're basically pieces of cut glass layered together and fused in a glass kiln at 1500 degrees.rainbowtrout (12") indiabird (14" long)
and the tail, close-up:gardenfish (10 ") butterfly (6" high)
and this one is made with a mold- i pressed this found metal elephant into clay halfway, fired the mold, then filled it with glass pieces. it's less than 3", trunk-to-tail.
these can easily be made in a pottery kiln as well. and after seeing everyones' shrink plastic art, i'm wondering if something similar can be done with that, in an oven? if i didn't already have 86 projects going, i might try it myself.