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    chadwic
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    Hello everyone.  I am new & I have now broken 2 molds trying to get my

    glass out of them! It is driving me CRAZY!!!! I just bought new kiln wash

    and I haven’t tried it yet. I coated them with 3 coats & it is STILL STUCK!

    HELP!!!!

    #12330
    chadwic
    Participant

    Also I have a friend that wants me to fuse a picture of a lighthouse in a

    glass fused pendant. I can’t figure that one out eather any advice

    sure would be appreciated!!!! Thanks Chad

    #12331
    Piranga
    Participant

    Chad, you may be trying to use molds that are not meant for glass, or that are more difficult molds to use.  It is best to start with shallow, open molds and move up to steeper-sided, deeper molds as you gain experience.  Some molds have such steep sides and are so deep it actually works better to slump into a more open mold first, then an intermediate, and finally into your desired final form.

    You didn’t describe the molds or your firing schedules, which would help folks  give you some usable advice.  If you are trying to fuse and slump in the same firing you can run into LOTS of trouble.

    Read the tutorials and other people’s questions, re-post with more information, and maybe we can give you some help.

    Fusing should be fun, not frustrating!

    Piranga

    Fused Glass, Wood, Beads, PMC, Ceramics

    Usable and Wearable Art

    Art for the Sake of Art

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