Thursday, September 20, 2012

Embossed Glass Technique ~

I'm working on a new technique to create embossed glass.
The following patterns were created by carving into
plaster blanks & then pouring slip or pressing clay into
the plaster to make a clay tile for the glass to be slumped into
at a full fuse.  It's a time consuming process.

Cubes design.
Dragonfly & spirals.
It's a process of trial & error.
Some of the bisque is breaking off during the glass firing
but I'm liking the overall effect.  I'm thinking the bisque isn't
able to take a full fuse at 1500 degrees?
After trying to use a variety of colored
art glass I've decided that these look best in a clear glass with colored borders.
More on this as the technique develops.

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