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Topic: New Fused Glass Dishes and an Oops  (Read 1778 times)
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« on: November 09, 2008 06:08:05 AM »

Hi everybody. It's been a while since I have posted pics of any new stuff. So, here are some of the latest and greatest.

This dish was made with White, Green and Blue Glass. The process was two step. First, a full fuse was used to flatten all of the pieces. Second, a slump fuse was used to mold the piece into a bowl form. This is my personal favorite, so far.

This next dish was an experiment. I wanted to try a type of basketweave with a solid circular center. This too was a two step process. First, a tack fuse was used to meld the basketweave to the solid piece of glass. This was an utter pain to lay out. Next, a slump fuse was used to mold the piece into a bowl form. Unfortunately, during the slump, the center piece of glass cracked. I think the thickness of the basketweave was the cause, and the kiln probably needed more time at certain points in the fuse. Because even the oops came out pretty cool, I think that this one will be worth trying again.

This dish is of a similar style to the first one, only different colors.

This dish was my first attempt at a basketweave with a solid core. I screwed up by making all of my glass strips the same size, instead of allowing for variation. The end result is a somewhat sloppy dish. Experiments like this often lead to newer and better ideas. Needless to say, my next dish of this type will be much better.

Lastly, with all of the leftover strips, I glued the strips together in layers and then ran a full fuse. Its rather simple and neat at the same time.

I hope everyone enjoyed the little tour through my latest projects.


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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008 06:33:07 AM »

Really pretty! I especially like the colors of the first one.

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008 10:20:56 AM »

Wow! How fun is that? I'm so jealous. I want a kiln. Your stuff looks great.

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008 12:29:20 PM »

Neat stuff.

I like the effect given by the curvature contrasting with the inlaid squares on the first one.

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