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  • #12027
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    thanks again,  something our education center director did not even consider.  In this sue crazy world we would not want to lose what took a small group of artists over 30 years to acquire just to teach a stained glass class.

    #12025
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    thank you Stephen, I belong to a coop gallery with a new art education center,  We are  checking with the insurance company but I though that maybe I could expedite things by presenting a standard used by other glass artists.  Our rental liability waiver is iron clad but it does not address some of the hazards stained glass or fused glass present.  I can’t teach there until we do.

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    #11977
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    the etching is probably causing the problem.  Don’t etch the edges and see if this works.  that is why grinding the edges was brought up.  when you grind the edges it looks like you etched it causing a cloudiness unless you thoroughly clean the edges and-or coat with a kiln fire .

    #11756
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    I also made molds of the shells to slump glass over. I also made molds of small shells and coated them with mica powder to fuse between two layers of glass leaving the mold in place. I have experimented with shells and the probliem is that you can never tell which shells will just turn to ash and muck up your piece.  Sea glass is at a higher coe than 90 or 96 so it can not be mixed with coe compatable glass.  My guess would be that the wonderful texture of the sea glass would be lost in firing anyway. You could create the look of sea glass with sandblasting or etching paste after firing though.

    Experimenting creates so many failures but even though my bucket is over flowing with mistakes, it is so much fun to see what works….. trial and error is the way to learn and to create your unique teckniques..

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    #11755
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    I also made molds of the shells to slump glass over. I also made molds of small shells and coated them with mica powder to fuse between two layers of glass leaving the mold in place. I have experimented with shells and the probliem is that you can never tell which shells will just turn to ash and muck up your piece.  Sea glass is at a higher coe than 90 or 96 so it can not be mixed with coe compatable glass.  My guess would be that the wonderful texture of the sea glass would be lost in firing anyway. You could create the look of sea glass with sandblasting or etching paste after firing though.

    Experimenting creates so many failures but even though my bucket is over flowing with mistakes, it is so much fun to see what works….. trial and error is the way to learn and to create your unique teckniques..

    Pam

     

    #11779
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    I use bullseye thin shelf paper.  It does not leave a texture.  It is a bit more expensive than other shelf papers but well worth it. The primer on your shelf also needs to be smooth. You can always fire your pieces again.

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    #11740
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    You should be happy with it!!!.  Quite ambitious for a 1st project!!!!  Keep up the great work!

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    #11739
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    You should be happy with it!!!.  Quite ambitious for a 1st project!!!!  Keep up the great work!

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    #11737
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    guess the biggest point would be that firing in the house without proper ventilation is hazardous… no matter what. Chemical toxins from shelf primer and paper are probably worse then mushrooms of any variety.

    I just fired a piece using spanish moss.  The moss is so fine I coated both sides. I cut glass branches to drape the moss around and fired all on top of a sheet of glass instead of under.  turned out great.

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    #11694
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    have you made sure your kiln is still level?

     

     

    #11618
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    Thanks so much Nancy.  I opted on the side of safety and put kiln wash on them anyway.  But at least I know now I can skip that step in the future.

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    #11621
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    I have done this…. I just mixed the powder with water and poured it in.. roll the bottle around and let it dry. Even though the bottle was fully covered inside with the powder the mica powder migrates to the edges when the bottle slumps leaving the middle without the powder but it still looks good.

     

    #11600
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    I too just had to try this.  I used the fused pieces in a stained glass panel and have gotten numerous compliments.  I just used glass powders in different shades of green with clear textured  spectrum stained glass on top of the leaves.  I love the texture the leaves left on the glass and the patterns turned out perfectly with no plant residue.  I do plan to play around with this some more.

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    #11574
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    If you have a taurus 2 or 3 it is easy to slice even slices but I gather from your question that you don’t have a diamond saw.(only way I know to get even slices).

    I have heard of the string applied around an empty bottle ignited  and then submerging in cold water or tapping the score but can’t imagine doing that with a glass rod.

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    #10918
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    Wendy, I tried to view you jewelry but could not get into your site and nothing is listed on ebay either.  Is there another way?

     

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