Yet another test Adaptions from the previous firing Less height again on the dam lining Longer soak at top temperature The glass placed in dam pre-firing has been cut up smaller to allow glass falling through melt plate more variation in depth Test 1 and 2 combined make the appropriate height for this piece so used them to work out an exact weight in glass. Due to quantity of glass, could probably have done with a bit longer at top temp to get rid of final spike and bubbles.
Initial testing dam wire melt combination issues Pre firing Dam put onto of a piece of kiln paper and lined with fibre paper. Fibre paper cut to shape and glass put on top (approximate colours to number 4 from the colour palette) Post firing Fibre paper stuck to edges, kiln paper fallen through so is fused in and has left a shadow on the surface as it cooled. Lots of big bubbles, lots of spikes. Not good. #Mountkeen #colour #tests #warmglass #bullseyeglass
Using shapes from drawing sketchbook to create relief sculptures in glass Using a mixture of 6mm and 3mm fibre paper Playing with colour on top of the carving to see if the two aspects work together The Carving becomes very subtle under the colour I think as it stands with the colours being put into the mould rather than melted from above the carving works better when it is a really deep carve and when there is less colour.
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Creating relief carvings in the glass Really like how it looks Random layering of fibre paper under the glass- wanted to see what the result would look like with multiple different layers showing what the kiln carving looks like with light underneath From these pictures I think that if there is kiln carving going to be done in the final piece, the subtler rims may be more effective however the over all effect might be different with colour on top. Really like how the differen