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by Geo
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Latest Project Completed
Replies: 20
Views: 14929

Re: Latest Project Completed

This really is wonderful! I wouldn't worry about controlling things too much, I think the symmetry and balanced design is part of what makes this piece stand out. Congratulations!
by Geo
Wed May 01, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Centering glass when draping
Replies: 9
Views: 5094

Re: Centering glass when draping

Great idea about the outline and arrows! Thanks so much.
by Geo
Wed May 01, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Centering glass when draping
Replies: 9
Views: 5094

Centering glass when draping

I am draping over a stainless steel bowl, and firing in a front loading GL24 kiln. I'm having trouble getting my glass perfectly centered before firing. Any tips?
by Geo
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Respirator
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Respirator

I am looking for a new respirator with p100 filters to use with mold making. Any suggestions?
by Geo
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Need to vent kiln if reusing a plaster/silica mold?
Replies: 1
Views: 2089

Need to vent kiln if reusing a plaster/silica mold?

Hello!

I have been able to reuse some plaster/silica open face molds for low temp fired pate de verre. If I fill these already fired molds with dry frit, is there any reason to vent my kiln?
by Geo
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Recycled or eco friendly packaging materials
Replies: 1
Views: 2192

Recycled or eco friendly packaging materials

Hello all, I am looking to find something like recycled shredded cardboard to use for packaging some fragile glass pieces for shipment. Does anyone on this board use this type of material, and can you offer some advice on how to go about this? I've done some web searching to locate such materials lo...
by Geo
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Do I need to adjust my firing schedule when stacking shelves
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Do I need to adjust my firing schedule when stacking shelves

I am loading my Paragon GL24 kiln (front load, top and side elements) with many (16) smallish open face pate de verre pieces. I am thinking of adding an additional shelf with a few more pieces. I'll check on how it all looks when at the process temp, but just wondering if I should adjust the schedul...
by Geo
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fine line sifter
Replies: 4
Views: 3253

Re: Fine line sifter

Thanks for the helpful information. That jewelers tweezer/scoop tool looks pretty handy. I also use the reductive process. Works great.
by Geo
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fine line sifter
Replies: 4
Views: 3253

Fine line sifter

Anyone have experience using these tools? I want to lay precise lines of a combo of Bullseye 01/08 frit/powder in pate de verre. Any suggestions? Thanks. http://www.fusionheadquarters.com/product_p/finsif-.htm http://www.delphiglass.com/fusing-supplies/fusing-tools/frit-sifter-1-16 http://www.arrows...
by Geo
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Double-wall ceramic fiber molds
Replies: 0
Views: 2347

Double-wall ceramic fiber molds

Is anyone familiar with Etsuko Nishi's process of making molds using crushed ceramic fibers and CMC for thin, double-layered forms? There's an article about this process in an old GAS journal and she describes using "ready-crushed ceramic fibers from Shinagaway Refractories Co". Any idea a...
by Geo
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: lettering fused into or onto glass
Replies: 47
Views: 28996

Re: lettering fused into or onto glass

Interesting. Have you had any problem with uncapped decals wearing off? Also, any thoughts on using them with food serving pieces?
by Geo
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: lettering fused into or onto glass
Replies: 47
Views: 28996

Re: lettering fused into or onto glass

Bob,
Is your decal on the outer surface of the glass? Did you cover or spray the glass to coat the decal?
by Geo
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: how to support glass for this mold?
Replies: 14
Views: 8204

Re: how to support glass for this mold?

I thought it was always better to drape over stainless steel molds rather than slump. Am I incorrect?
by Geo
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: The Studio Glass Movement
Replies: 12
Views: 9334

Re: The Studio Glass Movement

In terms of who has been left out of the conversation, I also feel the same way about Edris Eckhardt. Please correct me if I'm wrong, and I really do mean that, but I do get a "good old boy's network" impression of the Studio Glass Movement.
by Geo
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Papyros fiber paper
Replies: 9
Views: 5772

Re: Papyros fiber paper

I recently bought a few sheets of Papyros from Delphi Glass http://www.delphiglass.com/fusing-supplies/fiber-paper-shelf-wash/spectrum-papyros-shelf-paper-sheet I prefer to use kiln wash, but will occasionally use thin fire. I was drawn to the claim that this paper can be reused, but after firing so...
by Geo
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Grant proposal - budget question
Replies: 4
Views: 3805

Grant proposal - budget question

I am working on a grant proposal, and wondering if anyone can offer insights on a couple things in my budget.

1. Is there an average going wage rate for early career glass artists?

2. Any advice on how to calculate energy costs of running my kiln?

Thanks!
by Geo
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Expandable drums
Replies: 17
Views: 11763

Re: Expandable drums

Interesting. How would you provide water to the "lathe"?
by Geo
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Casting bronze with glass
Replies: 5
Views: 6095

Re: Casting bronze with glass

I tried combining fired bronze metal clay with kiln casted glass once. Basically I extruded the bronze clay to form a leaf stem and veins, fired the bronze, then included the stem/veins in Bullseye frit to make a leaf. There was significant cracking of the glass around the thicker bronze areas (stem...
by Geo
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Thin fire over drape mold?
Replies: 5
Views: 4562

Re: Thin fire over drape mold?

Thanks everyone. I tried it yesterday and am actually pleased with my results. I was concerned that if the thinfire wasn't perfectly smooth all around the mold, it would have an adverse affect. It didn't effect the end result at all. But I'm not slumping a precise bowl or anything like that. I am dr...
by Geo
Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Thin fire over drape mold?
Replies: 5
Views: 4562

Thin fire over drape mold?

Any tips on how to get an even covering of thin fire paper over a very small stainless steel bowl for draping?

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