Striking sheets of glass for color

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    striker10
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    Hi!

    I am primarily a stained glass artist, and I have been searching for some opal pinks and the best I have found for my project are two of Bullseye’s “striker” colors, “Salmon Pink Opal” and “Pink Opal”. I would like to work with these colors in stained glass, but they need to be fired to reach their final color.

    I have access to a kiln in a ceramics studio. Can I fire sheets of these colors to get the desired color and then use them as regular sheets of glass as I typically do in stained glass, cutting, grinding, etc? I am not trying to fuse or change their shape at all, I just want want the color change from firing.

    Can someone walk me through what I would need to purchase as far as kiln furniture in order to simply “strike” these sheets, and what firing would look like? Forgive me if this is too advanced for someone without kilnforming experience- if I could buy these colors pre-struck I would! But I have experience running a kiln and think maybe this is possible?

    Thank you!! 🙂

    #14927

    maureenpd
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    Bullseye will strike your glass for you – at least the one in Santa Fe will!

    #14933

    Patertiska
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    Hi Striker10,
    go to the following website where there are really good working notes to give the temps to fire to for a good strike:
    https://www.warm-glass.co.uk/bullseye-sheet-glass-3mm-salmon-pink-opal-striker-030530-p-1011.html
    Cheers & good luck

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