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by Valerie Adams
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Sea Urchin
Replies: 19
Views: 9840

Re: Sea Urchin

Beautiful application and a wonderful testament to your patience!
by Valerie Adams
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Replace broken piece?
Replies: 23
Views: 12421

Re: Replace broken piece?

So I finally received the photo a few moments ago. My response was that it's obvious there was quite an impact to the piece so I can't take responsibility for it. I've offered to remake it and ship it, and quoted my regular price to do so. Thanks for all the great advice!
broken.jpg
by Valerie Adams
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: husqvarna vs mk?
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: husqvarna vs mk?

Talk to the folks at His Glassworks, linked above in the board sponsors.
by Valerie Adams
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: spreading glass
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Re: spreading glass

Do the geometric shapes cover the entire surface? If so, then they make up your second layer and you should be fine. If you just want them to be a design element on the top, I'd use thin glass (for the accents) but you may wind up with a hump in the middle, which wouldn't work well for coasters. Pro...
by Valerie Adams
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Replace broken piece?
Replies: 23
Views: 12421

Re: Replace broken piece?

Thanks everyone; this has been really helpful. I emailed the assistant saying I need photos of the broken piece so "I can learn from it." Sent it yesterday evening and have yet to hear anything. Depending on what it looks like, I may consider a refund but personally, I know it didn't have ...
by Valerie Adams
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Replace broken piece?
Replies: 23
Views: 12421

Replace broken piece?

I need some advice, please. I've been selling my work for about 11 years and this is a first for me. I was at a show last weekend where a customer bought two of my pieces. Since she wanted both, she asked if I'd give her a price break. I've never done that before but wanted to make the sale so I too...
by Valerie Adams
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: turquoise opal 96 question
Replies: 11
Views: 5262

Re: turquoise opal 96 question

That charcoal spot looks exactly the same as the one time I used white glue between my glass.
by Valerie Adams
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln wash 'crawling' on shelf.
Replies: 9
Views: 4167

Re: Kiln wash 'crawling' on shelf.

If these shelves don't hold up to an initial firing (which I can't see why they won't), they'll be wasted anyway, so why not just fire them and see? One of my smaller kilns is a funky size so I buy old pizza stones whenever I see them at garage sales. They're usually covered in grease stains but I j...
by Valerie Adams
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln wash 'crawling' on shelf.
Replies: 9
Views: 4167

Re: Kiln wash 'crawling' on shelf.

Looks to me like they should be durable shelves:
http://fortpottery.com/webpages/KilnSup ... lving.html
by Valerie Adams
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: LIQUID GLASS................CMC.............Alternatives
Replies: 31
Views: 18133

Re: LIQUID GLASS................CMC.............Alternatives

I did some experiments once with a thickening product I had called Konjac Glucomannan powder. I mixed it with water and glass powder and squeezed it out of a hole in a small plastic baggie. It was the consistency of toothpaste and held its shape very well when fired. So I think cornstarch might be w...
by Valerie Adams
Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Cellular
Replies: 20
Views: 11193

Re: Cellular

Uh, doesn't look like play to me; looks like serious art! I like it!
by Valerie Adams
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Molds are there better Molds?
Replies: 10
Views: 7143

Re: Molds are there better Molds?

Back to the original question: I think you're working too hard with your molds. I bought several of my molds 10 years ago. Applied 3-4 coats of kiln wash and air dried. I've never recoated any of them, except for stainless molds. I never slump over 1150°; perhaps you're slumping too hot if your glas...
by Valerie Adams
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Question about kiln wash shelf life
Replies: 20
Views: 13237

Re: Question about kiln wash shelf life

I fire 4-6 times on a shelf before recoating. I washed my molds 10 years ago when I bought them and have never recoated them.
by Valerie Adams
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: how to create a flat bottom on the slump with a ball mould?
Replies: 22
Views: 9889

Re: how to create a flat bottom on the slump with a ball mou

This is just one reason why I love WG so much!

I've never even used my ball mold but I know when I do, I'm armed with all sorts of great to-dos and not-to-dos!
by Valerie Adams
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: bottle glass firing schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 10851

Re: bottle glass firing schedule

For $7 a "glass", it doesn't seem worth the labor. Why not just buy them, and then you can devote your time to making art!
by Valerie Adams
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 'OTHER' MEANS OF POLISHING GLASS
Replies: 12
Views: 6474

Re: 'OTHER' MEANS OF POLISHING GLASS

Paul's book is a good reference:
http://www.hisglassworks.com/cart/Coldw ... CEoUI7R2-I

On some thick pieces I had that couldn't go back in the kiln, I worked my way up to a 3000 grit with wet/dry sandpaper and lots (and lots!) of elbow grease.
by Valerie Adams
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tack Fusing Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4204

Re: Tack Fusing Problem

It sounds like you fused a two layer blank first, and then added details? And if so, what was the first schedule for firing the blank? How big is this piece?
by Valerie Adams
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Bubbles.
Replies: 17
Views: 10213

Re: Bubbles.

I think they're too intriguing and have too much potential to be simply regarded as paperweights. I love your first example, and am guessing the second photo is an attempt that didn't work out. It's the grouping that grabs me; I can see them displayed together, in their various stages of evolution, ...
by Valerie Adams
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: powders-good studio practice-avoiding contamination
Replies: 18
Views: 11498

Re: powders-good studio practice-avoiding contamination

SCORE! I was in Berkeley Sunday and stopped at Diaso. They had eight sifters so I bought all of them, at a buck-fifty each.

The guy at the register told me they'll order stuff if you've got the barcode, which I do. Let me know if anyone's interested and I'll send it.
by Valerie Adams
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Spectrum Papyros Kiln Shelf Paper
Replies: 15
Views: 10379

Re: New Spectrum Papyros Kiln Shelf Paper

I've always been hesitant to reuse my Thinfire, even when it appears to remain intact. I worry that I'll disturb it when putting the new piece of glass on the shelf and end up with glass sticking. Dana W. When I was using Thinfire on a regular basis, I could easily get two, and sometimes three firi...

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