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by Bob W
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wall elements
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

Re: Wall elements

Hi We have the same Kiln, and we started using the side elements after advice from the guy we bought it from, but then changed to the top elements after advice from a glass fusing friend with a lot of experience. To be honest there did not appear to be a lot of difference in the finished product Fro...
by Bob W
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Distressed look for Iridized glass
Replies: 6
Views: 4152

Re: Distressed look for Iridized glass

I have attached a photo of one of my test pieces. This was made with three layers to encourage the glass to flow beneath the irid and pull it apart. I got 5mm movement but as you can see no cracks in the Irid. I liked Valerie's suggestion of firing hot, and Jeanice's thoughts on scratching. I will w...
by Bob W
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Distressed look for Iridized glass
Replies: 6
Views: 4152

Re: Distressed look for Iridized glass

Hi Buttercup ...... Cracks are usually generated in tension ...... the matt finish is created as the surface is pressed together and the Irid layer undergoes some micro rippling...... I think this is the product of multiple firing, the first face up to put the surface in tension (and generate then o...
by Bob W
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Distressed look for Iridized glass
Replies: 6
Views: 4152

Distressed look for Iridized glass

Hi folks..... I am interested in making an iridized plate with a distressed "organic" look . The effect I am looking for are cracks in the Iridized layer and a matt finish. I know it can be done as I have seen the effect on a few plates that are on the internet. For example.... http://www....

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