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Old 05-09-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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If you're into fused glass, this is a piece I made with glass powders that I just put in the kiln.



We'll see if it explodes or looks good in about 14 hours.....
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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And here it is after it's been melted in the kiln.....
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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Very cool!
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:27 PM
 
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The second picture is inside the kiln? Will it cool to the colors of the first picture? I like it. Definitely a gaseous planet made for wandering - if you can swim on gas.

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Old 05-11-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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The second picture is inside the kiln? Will it cool to the colors of the first picture? I like it. Definitely a gaseous planet made for wandering - if you can swim on gas.
The second picture is room temperature in my dining room.

If it were photographed when fusing in the kiln it would be completely red/brown as it's about 1460(F)!
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:30 PM
 
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The transformation in color is amazing. I was going to ask how you got the pattern (first picture). Having a vague idea of what fused glass is, that was hard to imagine. But, you've ended up with colors that, while still patterned, are more fused in color.

Do you know what color it will be when you start out? I have a friend who does pottery (not glass) and she says it sometimes comes out quite different from what she had planned.
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:35 PM
 
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For sure, Hazel. The chemicals in colored glass cause them to change to the final color after firing. Some of the reds look brown at first. Some browns look white first. And some greys look clear. There's a color chart that you reference so you know what the final color will be when its done. My work would look better if I did it more often, I'm a novice at it. It's more of my wife's thing. She makes paintings out of powdered glass, and fuses them. I thought Jupiter would be neat, so gave it a try.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Quite nice. Am I correct that it is backlit in that second photo?
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:55 PM
 
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Quite nice. Am I correct that it is backlit in that second photo?
Yup.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:19 AM
 
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For sure, Hazel. The chemicals in colored glass cause them to change to the final color after firing. Some of the reds look brown at first. Some browns look white first. And some greys look clear. There's a color chart that you reference so you know what the final color will be when its done. My work would look better if I did it more often, I'm a novice at it. It's more of my wife's thing. She makes paintings out of powdered glass, and fuses them. I thought Jupiter would be neat, so gave it a try.
I assume your wife's paintings are on a more flat surface - not a bowl or any figurine? Otherwise, how would she keep the painting in form. Oh, I suppose, with an upside-down mold, she could do it as a bowl but I see the powder "running" before heat sets it. Maybe I'm wrong.

Yours is quite attractive. I like those reds. Was just surprised that the color changed so much. Have fun. It's a challenging hobby. First ingredient required: lots of patience.
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