This glass bowl or dish took awhile to design, put together, fuse, and slump. The stripy squares were cut off a sheet of Spectrum 96 Spirit New Orleans. I didn’t like just those glass squares, so I cut some cobalt blue pieces to compliment the other squares.
After doing a full fuse with the design face down on the shelf, I had to grind the edges, because the cobalt blue pieces pushed out making the edges uneven. Next I did a fire polish with the design face up. Unfortunately, a lot of devitrification formed on the top. I used some glass grinding pads to remove the devitrification, which was a lot of work and very time consuming.
I did another fire polish only I didn’t fire it as hot. I didn’t want devit. to happen again. It fire polished nicely. I slumped the glass into the mold and this is the final results. I learned a lot about devitrification and all the different ways it will form.
We are packing for the 88th Annual Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Fair, so I don’t have time to discuss devitrification. Perhaps in another post when we get back from the Festival.
Christine — Glass Artist
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