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« on: November 11, 2013 03:15:02 PM »

So, I've been spending my time since I bought my Evenheat 24" kiln earlier this year, in trying to make the biggest pieces possible in it.
Sadly, I haven't seen a 24" slump I like (or can afford at the mo), but I have an 18" one, and I'm busy filling up my house with 18" 9 lb fruit bowls pretty much as fast as I can ;-)

So, in no particular order.

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GREEN




BLUE




And, all three of them on a table



I'm having a blast making them! I'm finding the intellectual challenge of figuring out how to modify my fusing and slumping schedules really satisfying. Plus, I've managed to get rid of almost all my scrap glass - and that's unpossible because I never seem to get to the end of my scrap glass, no matter how hard I try.

Still, i guess almost 9 pounds of glass, times three, will put a big dent in anybody's stash of scrap glass ;-)

The only problem is that I'm terrified and unwilling to ship them anywhere. My only solution is to keep them for myself (hah!) or to sell them locally to anyone who can carry them home by hand
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013 04:07:43 PM »

How fun!  I admire your moxie for tackling such large pieces!  I'm especially fond of the green piece - is that a "pressed" piece?  It has such an amazing water color feel to it!
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013 04:28:22 PM »

Thanks!

Actually, the green one is an 'accidental' success. The original fuse cracked because I didn't anneal it for long enough, so I cut a new sheet of clear and rearranged the pieces on it and fused it again on a much slower and anneal-intensive schedule.

Obviously, once it was re-fused, it was much bigger than 18". So I trimmed it down to size, cold worked the edges and then slumped it.

I like the green one the best myself. All that heating and cooling has definitely moved the glass around, and the lack of a clear glass border around the edge makes it more free-form.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013 04:42:08 PM »

All are beautiful but the green is my favorite also. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013 08:47:35 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013 10:49:02 AM »

Wonderful! The red reminds me of a pomegranate.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013 11:33:26 AM »

these are unreal!! I love how gorgeous your glasswork is!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013 02:51:06 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2013 07:00:03 PM »

The blue one is fantastic!  You have great work!  Make more! 
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2013 09:56:25 PM »

The blue one is fantastic!  You have great work!  Make more! 

Thank you! I'm actually building a fourth one this week
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