Fusing glass pendants in a ceramic kiln
- July 25, 2010 at 11:50 am #9452NicoleParticipant
Hi everyone I am very new to all this and maybe going about it all wrong , but that is me all over! I have a ceramic kiln with a manual controller I am wanting to fuse small glass pendants(3mm high) in it, will this be a major problem ? and could anyone give me ideas what type of temperatures and times I need to make this successful?
thanks in anticipation
Nicole xJuly 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm #11683Stephen RichardParticipantJuly 28, 2010 at 7:50 pm #11684DesertflowerAZParticipant
Its all about maintaining temperature and the placement of the coils in your kiln. I have done many glass pieces in my enameling kiln, but I have to watch it VERY carefully because it will easily reach 1800 degrees before I know it. The reason that fusing kilns have the coils on the top is because it helps control the fusing process from above your piece rather than along the sides. If the kiln gets too hot, your piece might sag on the sides, but not look fully fused in the center.
Use some scrap glass and play around with it to see how your kiln fires. It may work out just fine or you could end up with a puddle. Good luck!July 29, 2010 at 4:49 am #11685JaidenVParticipant
Wow! This is great.. I am really a glass product fan. Actually, I had even tried making my own but unfortunately, it wasn’t perfect. My colleagues says that I have the talent and they had even told me to open up a small business. You know, glass stuffs and other arts made of it. I’m happy to found this site. It’ll be a very big help for me. Thanks!
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