Pâte de verre

Pâte de verre

Pâte de Verre

(French, “glass paste”) A material produced by grinding glass into a fine powder, adding a binder to create a paste, and adding a fluxing medium to facilitate melting. The paste is brushed or tamped into a mold, dried, and fused by firing. After annealing, the object is removed from the mold and finished.

Alternate Spellings: 
pate du verre
pate da verre
pate de vare