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by rosanna gusler
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Refractory Materials
Replies: 4
Views: 4215

Re: Refractory Materials

Ask on craftweb hot glass. They will know.
by rosanna gusler
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Fiber Kiln Prefiring
Replies: 11
Views: 4732

Re: New Fiber Kiln Prefiring

In my kilns I need less heat to get the same results in my fiber kiln than in my bricj kiln. Adjust your schedules.
by rosanna gusler
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Fiber Kiln Prefiring
Replies: 11
Views: 4732

Re: New Fiber Kiln Prefiring

Just fire it at 9999 up to top temp and hold for 15 OR so min. Leave out a peephole plug or vent in some other fashion throughout. The firing.
by rosanna gusler
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glass breaking
Replies: 3
Views: 2745

Re: glass breaking

check to see if your thermocouple has degraded. your temps could be off. r.
by rosanna gusler
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Textured Molds by Creative Paradise
Replies: 10
Views: 8636

Re: Textured Molds by Creative Paradise

do like dana says. fuse your blank on a kiln shelf then texture with that mold. r.
by rosanna gusler
Tue May 27, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/16 fiber paper
Replies: 6
Views: 4685

Re: 1/16 fiber paper

you can smooth rough feeling paper by sprinkleing with dry kw or alumina hydrate and rubbing that around with your hand or a dry paint brush.
by rosanna gusler
Thu May 22, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Customers Asking for Discounts
Replies: 19
Views: 14000

Re: Customers Asking for Discounts

heh. had a couple come in to the kdh co op the otherday while i was doing my desk shift. he was pushy and wanted to know just what sort of discounts we offered. i said none. did not say sorry or anything other than 'none'. well that flummoxed him as he had some sort of further schpiel prepared that ...
by rosanna gusler
Thu May 22, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Mistakes and Taking Risks
Replies: 46
Views: 32234

Re: Mistakes and Taking Risks

lemonade
by rosanna gusler
Thu May 22, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Customers Asking for Discounts
Replies: 19
Views: 14000

Re: Customers Asking for Discounts

i always just say ' no. i can not under cut my galleries. ' period. on the other hand i usually sort of give a piece away at each show. usually to a young person who is obviously yearning for a piece but does not have the cash and does not ask for a discount. i will sell for half just to make both o...
by rosanna gusler
Thu May 22, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devitrification in New Kiln/Kiln Shelf
Replies: 8
Views: 4717

Re: Devitrification in New Kiln/Kiln Shelf

and vent throughout that firing.
by rosanna gusler
Thu May 22, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing glass to animal skull
Replies: 9
Views: 5504

Re: Fusing glass to animal skull

darn. now i am hungry.
by rosanna gusler
Sat May 17, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: fusing youghegheny
Replies: 9
Views: 7257

Re: fusing youghegheny

Too thin. Glass wants to be 1/4" thick at full fuse
I am assuming you are using float glass.
by rosanna gusler
Fri May 16, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Blackbird
Replies: 17
Views: 12163

Re: Blackbird

awsome! i can hear that bird.
by rosanna gusler
Fri May 16, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass Painting & Firing Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 21999

Re: Glass Painting & Firing Questions

the tin side of float will resist paint more than the air side.
by rosanna gusler
Thu May 15, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Dang bubbles
Replies: 13
Views: 7625

Re: Dang bubbles

i like a hold at 1100f as well. things just go better over all if i spend 20 or so min there.
by rosanna gusler
Thu May 15, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Dang bubbles
Replies: 13
Views: 7625

Re: Dang bubbles

A single 3mm piece of glass, or was it two 3mm sheets for 6mm total? If one sheet, that's the problem. Other than that, was the kiln shelf with kiln wash dry? If not, bubbles. Do you have a picture of the bubbles? That will help a lot, too. Change the 300 DPH to 1425 to AFAP to 1425. No reason to g...
by rosanna gusler
Wed May 14, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver fuming
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Re: Silver fuming

i wonder if the silver will get back into the kiln atmosphere if a firing after the fuming is hotter? i know that if i use my kiln to burn off labels that i have to fire it empty a few hundred deg higher to clean it or i will have horrible devit on the next firing. by horrible i mean crystalline wit...
by rosanna gusler
Sun May 04, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Donations/Pricing
Replies: 14
Views: 11247

Re: Donations/Pricing

here is a good essay on donating art. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mat-gleason/charity-art-auctions-_b_872953.html i donate only to local causes like raising money directly for someone in a bad way or empty bowls . i do not donate to top heavy national organizations such as komen. https://www.faceb...
by rosanna gusler
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Old, and I mean really old kiln wash?
Replies: 3
Views: 2547

Re: Old, and I mean really old kiln wash?

wash a piece of tile and fuse on that and see what happens. r.
by rosanna gusler
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Gold leaf quality
Replies: 3
Views: 2866

Re: Gold leaf quality

gold LEAF generally dissapears into the glass. gold FOIL is what you want for fusing. rosanna

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