Video: How Dan Friday Makes His Mosaic Glass Baskets

Dan Friday (Lummi) has helpfully put together this video that shows the steps to making one of his luminous Lummi glass baskets. It’s a mixture of mosaic, hot-sculpting, and blowing the glass. That black powder he sifts on at 1:31 is frit: he sifts it on to get it into the cracks, then wipes it off (burning the cloth pad a little as he does so). All that’s left of the powder are black edges between every mosaic piece that heighten the contrast.