I’m finishing up a few last pieces for the Artists of the Limberlost tour, August 15 &16. Here is a before and after firing comparison. These pieces will become 5” round bowls and 6” square plates after grinding, then firing them again over moulds to shape them.
compositions are developed by layering specially formulated clear and coloured
glass in sheet, crushed and powdered form. The islands with trees are
made from copper foil copper layered between glass. Before firing the work often bears
little resemblance to the final product, which is a particular challenge of the
medium. You may notice a pink background under the unfired work. This is the kiln wash that coats the clay
shelves I fire on. The pink dye burns
out when fired.
|The kiln is ready to fire!|
|12 hours later - fuse fire is complete. Compare the differences.|