I created this glass vase a couple of months ago. There are a lot of steps to go through and a lot of firings. This glass vase is 10 1/2″ tall, so it required five layers of glass to drop it so far.
A drop out ring vase of 4″ requires two layers of glass. For every two inches added to the height, another layer of glass is required. The reason for adding a layer at these intervals is to prevent the glass just below the rim from getting too thin.
In addition to the five layers of glass, I fused some white lace to the bottom.
When the vase is dropping, attention is required so the bottom of the vase doesn’t drop too much. If this happens, the bottom will start to bulge out. The bottom of this glass vase started to bulge a little. Actually, the bulge occurred when I was tack fusing the base to the vase. I think I held it for too long.
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Christine — Glass Artist
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