Can incomplete draping be refired to create a more uniform drape?
I’m a newbie experimenting with draping fused glass on floral formers. I’ve successfully draped 1/4″ thick – 10″ diameter pieces that turned out beautifully. I then tried to drape another one at a lower processing temperature. This resulted in one side of the piece that draped properly and the other side that did not resulting in flared out “wings” on that side. Can I put this back in the kiln on the floral former and refire to create a more uniform drape? The successful pieces were brought to processing temp. of 1235F with 15 min. Hold. The unsuccessful piece was brought to 1225F with 15 min. Hold. Any suggestions?
The uneven draping is likely due to the glass not be placed on the former evenly, temperature variations in the kiln (hot spots/cold spots), or the former not being level. With draping, usually the slower process temperatures are more successful. 10 degrees shouldn’t make a lot of difference.
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