This project has been hanging around on my list for some time now. Not sure why exactly, but it may be because I knew it would be a little tedious. You will see what I mean a little later.
Anyway, the time came to give it a go.
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In Part 2 of this post I will be covering the slumping process to make the final fused glass bowl. You may remember, this is a 245mm square bowl with a Kawasaki theme. It is made from Bullseye 90 COE glass.
The final bowl turned out fantastic, as you will see.
Continue reading A Fused Glass Bowl ‘Kawasaki Dreaming’ – Part 2
‘Kawasaki Dreaming?’ you ask! Well, I needed a reason to try making a theme based bowl. While I could come up with numerous themes, I really wanted to do something for someone that would have great meaning.
I won’t go into the detail about who this was made for, but he does have a collection of Kawasaki motor bikes. I expected that anybody with a collection of Kawasaki motor bikes would have a strong love for the brand and really appreciate something unique and related.
Continue reading A Fused Glass Bowl ‘Kawasaki Dreaming’ – Part 1
All kilns, as far as I know, have cool spots. Areas in the kiln that never reach the desired temperature. The result is that anything in those areas will not be processed to the same degree as the rest of the kiln.
After many firings I knew this to be the case in my kiln, but wasn’t sure just where those areas were.
A recent fire polish gave me the opportunity to look at this a little better.
Continue reading Cool Spots in Your Glass Kiln
In a previous post I talked about making a fibreboard mold for slumping a fused glass tray. The post was all about the process I followed making the mold.
In this post I will cover fusing the rectangular piece for the tray and then slumping it to form the tray.
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Hey, I’m getting game now. Time to try making a fused glass slumped bowl.
In our first purchase of materials we did purchase a couple of ceramic molds for bowls. As usual, we don’t do things by halves so we purchased the largest bowl that would fit in our Paragon Fusion 14 kiln. The kiln is square, so a square bowl seemed logical. To be honest, we did purchase 2 other molds that are smaller, so I do have moments of being reasonable.
The final design was the result of looking at what offcuts I had. We decided not to start using the large sheets we purchased initially, not until my skills improved, so I continue to try and use offcuts where possible. The design is a little geometric, but that’s the Rocketman in me. I develop software for a living so guess what, I tend to be logical and geometric designs are natural for me.
So how did it go?
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