Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fused Glass at the LUX - Session 1

The first session of the Fused Glass Class at the LUX Center for the Arts began last week, and the students have their pieces back. We explored dichroic glass, and tack versus full fuse. So, without further ado...

The students created a few small pieces with dichroic glass, the coating on clear. I encouraged them to place the dichroic with the coating side up and the coating side down. Before the pieces were fused...
and after the pieces were fused (to 1440 degrees F)...We also made two larger pieces to be hung as sun catchers. The pieces weren't necessarily identical, but very similar. This way we could discuss the differences between a lower temperature firing and a higher temperature firing.

The pieces pre-fire...and after a 10 minute hold at 1440 degrees F...The second set was fired to 1480 and held for 20 minutes...

1 comment:

Steve Smith said...

Hi :o).

Looks like great fun was had by all. I only have a small kiln for my jewellery which has the door on the front. So looking in can be a bit hazardous for me. Lovely post, keep um coming.


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