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« on: February 26, 2012 02:20:39 PM »

I took a class at a local glass studio these past two Sundays on how to make drop formed vessels and these are the two projects I made. Enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012 07:54:07 PM »

I love the second one so much - I am envious.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012 05:11:46 AM »

So gorgeous! I especially like the yellow. It is so bright and happy. Glad to know someone as experienced and talented as you takes classes. We can always learn and grow in our chosen art. Or at least I like to think so. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012 01:17:23 PM »

There is still so much to learn! I love my first teacher, but this new studio has really opened my eyes to new stuff!
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They are both beautiful! My favorite is the second one.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012 05:21:46 PM »

that second bowl is absolutely fabulous.  Like a faerie pool in a meadow, surrounded by flowers.  love it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012 08:43:10 PM »

I know this is an older post, but I'm a newbie and have been browsing through the forums.  Love these pieces - lovely work.  I'm curious about that fantastic first piece.  Did you use a tile saw and grinder to remove the drop lip - or some other process.  I've been trying to work up the courage to take that next step but have been a bit intimidated by the amount of coldworking that such a piece would entail.

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012 03:24:04 AM »

Yes, we used a tile saw to remove the lip, then a lapidary grinder to polish the edge to a gloss. Don't be intimidated! Experiment!
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012 08:58:59 AM »

Excellent!  I'm good with the tile saw, and comfortable with the lap grinder - but I've only used the lap sequence up through about a 400 -600 grit diamond pad and then finished with a fire polish.  Obviously, a drop vessel cannot be fire polished!  LOL  Any chance you'd be willing to share your polish process?  I've not seen anyone actually polish on the lap grinder at my local teaching studio.  Have you experimented further with such vessels?

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012 09:04:03 AM »

Wow, I'm very impressed! Those are beautiful :-)

I've had absolutely no luck at all with drop moulds. For some reason, glass draped over a mould needs to be heated much more slowly - especially up to 400 degrees f -  than in a slump mould. So my meticulously fused pieces always crack within the first hour of firing.... 0_o

Though, having seen how lovely yours are, I'm motivated to try again!
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