A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 316,608
Currently Running With Scissors:
371 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Broken Bottle Bowl  (Read 1375 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
GlassKicker
« on: February 08, 2013 10:48:32 AM »

I have sooooo many 'want to do' and 'what if I' projects floating around in my head that they are driving me a bit batty!  I can't seem to focus long enough to bring one to the kiln.....it's rather frustrating.  I decided that the best thing to do would be to get ANYTHING into and out of the kiln to try and refocus my energies.  I chose to throw together one of those broken bottle bowls that I've seen from time to time.....figured it would be quick and maybe I'd learn a thing or two.

I'd definitely increase the process temperature if I do this again.  I was going for a smooth contoured look that kept some texture.  At 1450 in my kiln, the glass is still a bit more hard edged than I would like.  I had been hoping to produce a 12 inch bowl shape, but one 750ml Bordeaux bottle only produced a 9" blank.  I didn't want to mix bottles and risk compatibility issues, so I went with the smaller version. 

Interestingly, with this piece I didn't get any of the devit that almost always shows up when I slump bottles into spoon rests or flats.  Anyone here do much work with bottle glass?  I'd love to know how you avoid devitrification - I've just about resorted to sandblasting bottles before they go in..........since I'm almost always sandblasting them after slumping anyways.... Undecided

THIS ROCKS   Logged

muddy21
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013 11:31:34 AM »

Oooohhhh!  Very unusual and very nice!!  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Abbeeroad
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6097
Joined: 21-Jan-2010

All you need is love.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013 12:30:16 PM »

Can't help with your questions, but I really like your results!! The effect you ended up with is super cool. I've never seen a broken bottle bowl before.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

HSG
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Oy Vey!
Offline Offline

Posts: 11013
Joined: 18-Aug-2006

He says I color his world


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013 01:08:09 PM »

This piece has a very organic feel to it, and I like that.  Smiley Sorry I'm not help with your questions but no doubt someone will be able to soon.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

B'H
Proud Army Mom, Hoaah!!!
Help Fight Breast Cancer
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Pretty Planters
Tute Tuesday: Scrap Busting Artwork
Let's Monkey Around!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.