Yesterday, I slumped another 10″ high Grape Glass Vase with white opal lace. Since the glass had five layers of glass fused together, I had to go very slow in the heat up and cool down phases. It is still cooling down, so I can’t look at it right now.
From looking at it when it was slumping, there is a slight bulge at the bottom. I didn’t open the kiln slightly to cool the kiln enough to stop the glass from moving. I was trying to figure out a new firing schedule, because I had to stop the soak earlier than I had entered into the firing schedule. I think it will be fine, though. It gives the glass vase some character.
I need to fuse three layers of round glass to serve as a base for the glass vase. After that, I will tack fuse the base to the glass vase to give the vase more stability. I don’t have a picture of it yet, but I made one of these glass vases a few months ago and posted it to this blog. The only difference is that the glass vase is grape instead of light purple.
I will post a picture when it is complete.
Christine — Glass Artist
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