Questions - Glass on Glass Mosaics.
Hello all. I've been lurking and enjoying your beautiful artwork for sometime now, and I also browse the garden junk forum as well.
I am not exactly new to glass, I own a kiln, and have dabbled in fused glass, but lately I have a new obsession and that is taking all that old glass and gluing it. I think I've enjoyed gluing things all over things since I was about two. I just recently realized there's a name for it, mosaics!
Mostly, I want to know how mandalas or glass folding tables are made. Is it a special glass? Tempered glass? I would think if I were to just cut a sheet of clear glass and start mosaicing it would be so easy to break. How do you make something strong enough to hold up yet hang in a window or go on top of a table? I want the light to show through, so wouldn't want to use an MDF or backerboard substrate.
Any suggestions would be so much appreciated. Thank you for a great place to come and admire and be inspired!