Optimizing Slumped Surface Appearance

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    ron quinlan

    What is the best way to optimize the level of gloss on the underside of draped (mainly) surfaces? When I fire relativey deep coral bowls, it’s the inside that the person really sees vs. the super glossy outer surface.  I currently use boron nitride and (usually) fire paper.  I oftern see a whitish fog on the inner of surfaces particularly in votives where the glass is stretching more.  With bowls it’s more just a dulling of the surpace that I’d like to improve if possible.

    Thanks in advance!



    Any shelf or fiber paper will contribute to hazing problems.

    The best way to keep the bottom surface shiny is to stop the slump just before the glass hits the mold. This takes careful observation and some practice – but the payoff can be huge.

    Helios Kiln Glass Studio


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