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- November 13, 2014 at 5:48 pm #13403WildcatBethParticipant
I suspect you’d want to dam your piece using fiber strips and bullseye brick dams. You need to put the fiber paper between the glass and dams. While I’ve never worked with float glass and have not made any slabs similar to what you’re planning, I *think* you’d create the texture by fusing it on some fiber paper or fiber blanket that you’ve built designs and texture into. More than likely though, the texture was introduced using a sandblaster after the layers were fused together since its matte and so extremely textured. I’d experiment with the fiber paper thickness and designs with small pieces of float glass first to make sure it gives you the desired results. Finally, one other consideration since you’re making this as a table top, you’ll need to consider whether its tempered glass or not. Tabletops take a lot of stress and wear & tear…. Just some personal thoughts and considerations.August 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm #13405WildcatBethParticipant
While I’m no Paul Tarlow or fused glass queen, I think you will want to use a fusing schedule for the 3 layer, as it will take longest for those pieces to heat all the way through and they will need a slower annealing period too. If you used the 2 layer, the 3 layers would not be heated thoroughly nor would they have long enough to anneal properly. I don’t think the longer firing would result in any damage to your 2 layers. Just my two cents but I’m relatively novice at firing my own kiln so may wait until Paul answers you.