I made three different kinds of glass lace the other day. This one I used an oval stencil and poured some glass frit inside the stencil. The trick is to get the amount of glass frit on the kiln shelf for the look you want to achieve. After getting all the glass frit on the kiln shelf, I fire the kiln. I usually fire it pretty fast, since I don’t need to worry about thermal shock with the tiny pieces of glass. I take it up to 1450-1475 degrees and watch it closely, so I get the look that I want. If you over fire it, the holes get bigger and the glass fuses together into larger lines. I have quite a few examples of these 🙂 which is why I have learned to watch it very closely.
I really like how this red one turned out. I plan on fusing it to a layer of vanilla glass and a layer of clear glass. The next day I will use a drop ring mold and make a vase.
Christine – Glass Artist
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