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glass: kiln forming/slumping 
16th-Nov-2005 12:30 am
been seriously thinking more about further glass endevours. i want to run out and try everything right now, however i know that would no pay off *grin*

saw some lead lighting guys at fighter practice last night, so that's gone into the old breadbasket, with full thining cap on.  meanwhile (back at the ranch) as i had planned to be in the studio all day today, i fired up th ekiln and got some fusing of old glass together.

i want to make some sort of roman glass bowl outa cane segments, like these, that i took fotos of in the Ashmolean museum:


firing up the kiln envolves me re-calabrating the thing, so here's where i get techinical.

i laid out some canes of older glass (morretti):

i wanted to see a couple of things happen here.

1) how hot it is when started to slump together (turns out it's around the '600' degree mark)
2) how hot before it fused flat (around the '720' mark)

i got this kewl shape from this:

the holes are from bead release still on the glass, and the whole lot will clean up nicely with some water.

kinda kewl.

standby for more on this front.

- also miesje took this of me today whilst i was fecking with other things:

15th-Nov-2005 01:55 pm (UTC)

Thanks for sharing and I am jealous you have an oxypropane torch. I just started with lampworking and am using a hothead torch with MAPP gas. It works but....

15th-Nov-2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
groovy! made anythign yet? post a coupla pics!

it's fun, but i am getting bored with it. i want to explore glass SO much!
15th-Nov-2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
It's a push-me-pull-me! I see a fish head on the left and a frog on the right. Or maybe that's the drugs talking.... Mmmmm, painkillers....
15th-Nov-2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm this fish needs to hang on a string in front of a window....perhaps in Jorgias room!!!!
16th-Nov-2005 01:29 am (UTC)
I want the pop art cane fish to hang on my library wall! Tres cool - accidental art :)
16th-Nov-2005 10:18 am (UTC)
you made a fishyyyy!
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