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Topic: New to fusing and loving it! (Microwave Kiln)  (Read 1380 times)
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« on: June 01, 2009 01:58:56 PM »

Hi

I have had my Micro Kiln for about two weeks now, and I was on holiday last week so havent had much time to use it, but I am loving what I've done so far.

I have been experimenting and just 'seeing' what different bits of glass do and then noting it all down to help me make more purposeful pieces.

Heres a group shot of what I've managed so far.....

its not the best picture and many of the pieces still need more polishing and finishing but I'm quite happy with them so far, I've made a few mistakes but I'll know not to do it again, lol.

Heres an action shot of me checking the pieces formation

after a quick peek I either fire for longer or leave in the kiln to anneal.

I am using my tester glass to practice but will soon buy some stuff to make better pieces. I was very wary of a micro kiln but have to say now that I think its been a great way to start fusing.

Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009 01:17:37 AM »

your works are very good,  and i think nearly to the coloured glaze arts techincal Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009 09:17:39 PM »

Looks like you're off to a very good start.  Your color combinations and blending look great.  Well done.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009 05:28:00 AM »

Does anyone know of UK stockists of these microwave kilns please?
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009 05:50:04 PM »

great start. i think it's a good inexpensive way to start fusing too. i have searched the internet for regular kilns and i just don't have $500+ for a kiln. in another post i mentioned that i got one for christmas but i still have not used it. i just recently bought a microwave now i have to find someplace to put it...lol

as far as the UK dealers www.pearsonsglass.com according to the website is in liverpool, england they sale the kiln in different sizes and they have a video on youtube of how it works http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ6UDQvaRzs

hope that helps
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009 06:08:03 AM »

I couldnt find the product anywhere other than mentioned in the video Sad

BUT  I did find this link, with prices starting at 78.

https://www.creativeglassguild.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2628
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