Glass fusing and slumping, Old school style!

Posted on October 10, 2015

After the excitement of last weekend’s Open Studios (lovely to see everyone, thanks Pru and Paul for the lemon cake! Great news Pasqualina on finding somewhere for your looms) it’s almost back to business as usual.

The fusing exercise was a useful reminder of the joys of cutting glass!

And some useful results from using frit. The Bullseye French Vanilla powder fruit I used in the opaque grey didn’t come out cream but actually gave a dark shading to the grey, while the coarse grit did actually impart some subtle cream shading. The combination of pale lilac over pale green did result in the desired transparent grey. Despite all the complex cutting and more extensive palette, not to mention the fancy shape cutting I actually prefer Snowdon 2008! And trying an opaque grey and Uroborus Ivory instead of my usual black and French vanilla? Definately don’t like the end result with the grey. So end of glass cutting for the moment, time to move on….and on to……..clay. yeah 😀

 

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