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Topic: Rescued bowl - Red Menace no more!  (Read 1377 times)
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« on: September 19, 2013 02:29:44 PM »

This bowl was uh... problematic. The glass originally started out as a plate made of beautiful shades of ambers and oranges; when fired, they struck scarlet and red. I dubbed this plate "the red menace" and put it on my shelf of despair. After a while, I made my own frit piston thingy, crushed the glass up, and cast it in a Colour de Verre flower mold. Everything was fine until I slumped it in the cone shaped bowl mold and it picked up some kiln wash. I tried everything to get the kiln wash off, to no avail. I then discovered the magic of LimeAway for removing kiln wash, then I etched the entire surface with etching creme cuz it wasn't shiny enough, and finally put it back in the mold. (Okay, there's more to this story: for some reason this mold decided to stop accepting kiln wash, so I broke down and bought MR-97. Miracle!) All in all, after many trials and tribulations, I think it turned out pretty well!





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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013 07:26:03 PM »

Wow! A lot to go through but what a beautiful result. The colors is so deep and true I love the flower shape too.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013 07:58:16 PM »

What a beautiful testament to your tenacity!  I love that you persisted until you had a piece you loved.  It's a very lovely piece.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014 07:36:09 PM »

I will admit that I don't understand all of the challenges you faced with this project but I can tell you that your hard work was worth it! It really turned out nice. I love the first picture that shows the gorgeous shadow the bowl casts.
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014 04:10:42 AM »

Have to agree with Lime. The first picture really does highlight the shape of the bowl edge.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014 02:54:38 PM »

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Beautiful shape and colour.
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