Barbara J Cashman

© 2018 Barbara J Cashman

Welcome to our site. Featured here are products proprietary to our business.We have developed these products for safety, efficiency and economy. Glass Fusing made safe and easy.

SilkeMat™ is a non-carcinogenic fiber blanket perfect for molding and as a firing surface (with preparation). We offer it by the square foot or roll. See MSDS for more information.

SilkeMat™ Rigidizer is a non-flammatory hardener used for making pot melt molds and anything else you can think of using a fiber blanket.

Clarity™ is a borax-based devitrification solution for glasses prone to devitrify. It is a simple application with a foam brush. No special equipment needed to apply.

About Us

Barbara J Cashman has been a glass fuser since 1979 and was an early pioneer in commercial fused glass tile, opening GlasTile Inc in 1990, and which still produces quality handmade production and custom glass tile today.  A creative problem-solver, Barbara was encouraged to find a safe, non-carcinogenic refractory product that the hobbyist and professional alike would be comfortable to use in their glass art processes. From there, we have added a special rigidizer for the refractory blanket and an easy-to-use devitrification solution for use on glasses prone to devitrify.

Barbara resides in Greensboro NC with her husband John O’Brien & presently, 4 furry “kids”: Samba, Tango, Jitterbug and Fox.