In December Tracy came to visit and we created pot-melts. I’ve been making an attempt to resolve how you can use mine, which is without doubt one of the causes for the delay in scripting this publish. I really like creating fused glass pot-melts since you by no means actually know what you will get. Listed below are some photos of use organising the pots. It’s 96 coe, I used opalescent, clear, and clear glass. The final image is how we arrange the pots. The underside 3 pictures are photos of Tracy loading the pots into the kiln.
The pictures under are the pots all arrange within the kiln earlier than firing. a number of the pots I created, and some are retailer purchased and a pair are from Laurie Spray (as are all the chrome steel rims and fiber). As a aspect observe, Laurie has the very best stainless-steel rims.
The images under present how the glass melts by means of every of the pots. You’ll be able to see completely different pots have completely different designs. You’ll be able to see we additionally tried to do completely different colours. If you happen to look carefully, you may see I didn’t have sufficient glass to fill my stainless-steel molds.
The highest two photos present what the items seem like proper after firing. Once more, you may see all however 2 didn’t fill the stainless-steal mould. In addition they have tough edges, so it’s a must to both minimize them up or at the very least grind the sides to make them clean.
I cleaned all of them up, they’re all so fairly. The highest 4 are Tracy’s and the underside 4 are mine.
Now comes the tough half, deciding what to do with them. The blue one I made a decision to make right into a sculpture, I just like the stand I’ve it in, however I’ve others as nicely. I minimize off the underside so it should stand then I floor the sides to make it clean after which hearth polished. It’s so fairly, it jogs my memory of the ocean.
The blue, purple, and pink one I minimize after which fire-polished then slumped. A really one-of-a-kind piece. You may as well see how the glass modified colours with each firing.
So far as the inexperienced, I can’t resolve what to do – droop it or depart it flat as a sculpture. I feel for now I’ll depart it flat as a result of I can’t unslump it so to talk with out messing up the design. I just like the pricey show, or it may go into one other stand like I’ve it right here. Both approach it’s an attractive piece.
The pink one, I’m making an attempt one thing new. I minimize it up and made pendants. I’m additionally going to make some bowls. I’ll write a publish about them after I end them.
So which colour is your favourite? What model is your favourite? I really like making pot-melts, they’re one in all a form.
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