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Re: glass in the kiln?

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DaynaB62_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 14:39:32 PST


I have experimented recently with multicolored glass 'squiggles' and dots
from Sax-- (I am sure Judy can tell you more info !) I just used them as
occasional accents on flat masks in a glaze firing and on glazed bisque
tiles. Not too many pieces, though, as they puddle together and run off the
sides of flat pieces. Looked really cool even though a few of them had light
cracking.

Now for my question- one of our reading teachers asked me about slumping wine
glass bottles in the kiln. At a craft fair, she bought a wine bottle that
was 'melted' flat to be used as a small, unusual cheese - serving tray.

I did not see it but apparently the bottle was laid in the kiln horizontally
until it melted, (still retaining the neck- and bottle shape), then the
crafter added a decorative cheese knife and charged a nice price... So now
we know that glass can indeed be melted in the kiln but any ideas on kiln
temperature or do-ability on this one? It has to have "just enough' melting
but not so much to have an unrecognizable mass !

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