First Cast Glass

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Sep 192012
 
First Cast Glass

I’ve wondered for awhile whether my old electric kiln could manage the long slow heat soak required for glass casting. Flat kilns with heating elements in the top are recommended for hot glass work because a) a lot of glass work is flat (plates, windows) and b) heating large flat pieces of glass from the [...]

A Wee Wisp

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Jul 282012
 
A Wee Wisp

The blue “wisps” in this piece are very hard to see in these photos, but jump out and dance in direct sunlight. The shadowy sprites are the by-product of an uncharacteristically gluttonous glaze interaction. This black base glaze has a tendency to swallow up color that is put over it, but for this particular top [...]