Ever since I got my new large ceramic kiln with the controller, I have wanted to make this type of glass vase. It took me awhile to fuse the glass vase, because I didn’t want to fire it until I knew how my new kiln fired. Basically, I didn’t want to ruin it somehow.
It turned out just like I wanted it to, however, my husband and I had a hard time removing it from the cone that I draped it over. After an unsuccessful time of trying to get it off, I soaked the glass vase in water for a couple of days until we got around to trying it again. It still wouldn’t come off — ugghhh…
So, my husband got out the rubber mallets and very carefully tapped on the glass vase and then turned it a little and tapped again. I think the glass vase came off after three taps!!! Yeah!! And nothing broke 🙂
I use two layers of thin fire paper inbetween the mold and the glass, but parts of the glass had hugged the mold so much that the paper didn’t even disintegrate in the water. I was very, very lucky!
Christine — Glass Artist
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