Love your drop ring vase. I’m a newbie and just got my first kiln the small skutt (not firebox) and was wondering if you would share your firing schedule. Also, since the elements are in the kiln lid – will that effect how it would turn out? thank your for your time
I chose these three colors by looking at a color wheel and choosing the triad colors (I think that is the right word).
I am not familiar with your kiln. I use a Skutt 1414 or a Cress kiln.
I mentioned some of my temperatures and hold times in Part 1 of this Glass Tutorial. Anyway, all kilns are different, so you need to experiment to get the best results with your kiln. After saying that, I will give you my schedule to use as a starting point:
400 750 .01
600 1200 60 (this tack fuses the pieces to the clear)
600 1330 hold til it drops the way you like it
9999 960 30
150 700 .01
Other people have different schedules, so I don’t want to say that this is the only way to fire this glass vase.
I really appreciate your sharing your drop ring technique. I am new at glass fusing and read everything I can get about technique. I have just learned about weaving and have been fairly successful with that and now with your tutorial I will try the drop ring vase. I love all of your glass work and appreciate your generosity. Thank you.
I am fairly new in this, Christine and you explain things so beautifully. Can you recommend a step by step illustrated book about the basic firing glass in a kiln. And also can you use everyday word for words like ‘tack’, you know when you are learning even simple words sounds like big ones. Right now, from the part tutorials, I know how to use the drop ring mold. I do not have a kiln yet.
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