slumping over real shells?

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    BGartman
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    Is it possible to use real shells as molds for slumping small pieces of glass ?

     

    #11692
    Stephen Richard
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    Depends.  Shells are calcium.  Calcium slowly burns off in the kiln.  Thus shells are not permanent moulds.  The calcium has a tendency to stick to the glass, so needs batt washing.

    My view – it is better to make a flexible negative mould, from which a positive can be made.  This can be permanent or one use (you do have a master now)

    Stephen Richard

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