Casting with Recycled glass
- December 27, 2009 at 6:20 pm #9360CacglassParticipant
I am new to the board and have been a long time fuser/caster and now work with recyled glass. I am working on a public art grant using recycled glass (see myartgrant.blogspot.com). I come across few artists working with such materials and I am trying to create a list of artists to share info between each other on this glass. I do not need this for my grant purposes but I may create a page on my website or blog with links to such artists..
CindyJanuary 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm #11473KathleenMKParticipant
I’m very interested in ways to recycle bottles, jars, etc. into artwork or functional pieces. I’d love to hear details about what others have done.
KathleenJanuary 30, 2010 at 3:11 am #11474DecofusionParticipant
I am interested in the recycling of glass. In particular wine/beer bottles. I have seen breadboards/cheese boards made from bottles – from what I understand the bottles are broken into pieces then placed into a mould. I’m guessing the mould would be 4 pieces of fibre board placed together to make a square. Once fused the piece is then well sanded – the result looking like marble. Has anyone experimented with this method? I would like to know what kind of temp I would need to use.January 30, 2010 at 8:37 am #11475Stephen RichardParticipant
You will need to use 850C for a long soak to get things flat and remove bubbles. A bubble squeeze at ca. 700C – 720C would also help. You will get a lot of devitrification, so the sanding is essential.
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