Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Black bowl !

My bowl is done! It is the deepest mold I've ever used AND I had to open the kiln while it was running (at 1225 degrees) and look in to see if the glass had dropped to the bottom. Even with the special green glasses (not a true fashion look) and heavy leather glove, that handle gets hot) it was a scary thing to do.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 7

I'm finally going to use my deep bowl mold. First I'm fusing a two layer disk, then I will slump it in the mold. This is a tricky one (bullseye glass, the manufacturer of it said so) I have to put on special green glasses and look in the kiln to stop the slump when the center hits bottom. That will be tomorrow when the disk comes out of the kiln.

The pictures were taken this morning with poor light, it is pouring rain here, and the camera needs to be recharged.
Bottom layer - sliced to let air escape.
Top Layer

THE Mold
UVA colors made by a HOKIE!
Halloween is coming!
A little geometry!