Refer to the glass vase in my last blog post, because I am going to write a little bit of how I made it.
Sorry I didn’t get to describing this glass vase until now, but the holidays kept me very busy.
Since the glass vase is 10″ high, I needed to fuse five layers of glass together. I fused two layers of Spectrum 96 Dark Blue Glass and three layers of clear glass. I also added various pieces of yellow scraps.
Next, I set up the drop out ring mold by propping it up 10″ and then placed the fused glass on top of the mold. Since the glass was so thick, I needed a firing schedule that went very, very slow. Previously, I did a lot of experimenting starting with vases that were shorter and moving my way up to 10″.
When the glass was getting close to reaching the kiln shelf, I watched it very closely. I needed to stop the glass from falling when it was how I wanted it. If left to fall farther, a bulge will develop, which can be a great design, too, but not what I wanted this time.
I fused three layers of glass together to make a base for the glass vase. After the vase had cooled, I tack fused the base to the vase. And, voila, my glass vase was finished!
Christine — Glass Artist
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