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by Peg
Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:27 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: drop ring
Replies: 6
Views: 3365

Magazines

I just wrote an article on using drop rings for Glass Craftsman magazine. If you find a copy of the current issue (no. 178), it will help with basic questions. This particular issue has quite a few articles on kiln-forming techniques. Here in the UK we are pretty starved of specialist magazines - a...
by Peg
Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:50 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: display stands
Replies: 2
Views: 1483

Re: display stands

Can anyone help? I'm looking for a supplier/maker of display stands within the UK. I've checked the archives and couldn't seem to find any. Bohle sell acrylic stands (bohle.de). They have warehouses in London and Oldham. If you search for stands on the web there are lots of shop-display companies w...
by Peg
Tue Jun 17, 2003 8:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Buying float glass
Replies: 14
Views: 7049

Bohle (in Germany and most of Europe) do a range of frits for float. See:-

http://www.bohle.de/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=eCommerce&PRGNAME=NoLogin&ARGUMENTS=-N2,-N2

I don't think they cover the US, but they have a brilliant on-line order and delivery service in the UK.
by Peg
Tue Jun 17, 2003 3:20 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Color Blending Using BE & Dichroic
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

For a more 'organic' look I make up dichro-BE pieces and then smash and re-arrange them. Some of my favourite pieces have been through the kiln more than 5 times in this way (sorry, no pics). The dicho can break down a bit, but I like the way it looks.
by Peg
Mon Jun 16, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Navel Rings
Replies: 30
Views: 15616

Kitty wrote: you can't please every single person unless you go to gold, and that influences the price a lot.


Well, I can't wear gold, but surgical steel is fine. I can wear sterling silver for a few hours - but gold in my ears make them go putrid and intensely itchy after about 5 minutes.
by Peg
Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:42 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "Crafter"?!?#@$*&(*#&%!
Replies: 38
Views: 22069

Craft is a repeatable process. The craftsperson uses craft to create art. or Art. In the UK there is a tradition of the Artist using craft to make their own creations - this dates back to the Arts and Crafts movement (William Morris etc). In other cultures (such as in Germany) the Artist commissions...
by Peg
Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Can you Leave while the Kiln (w/Controller) is ON?
Replies: 17
Views: 10161

It has never occurred to me to stick around when firing. I have a front loading Firecracker from Kilncare with an ST501 controller http://www.kilncare.co.uk . I turn it on and then go out for the day, or if at night go to bed quite happily. My insurers haven't put any excess on my policy, though the...
by Peg
Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:01 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tack fusing frit (after slump)
Replies: 8
Views: 5978

Re: This sounds interesting

Peg, do you have a picture of your technique? Thanks, Doug er... well, I borrowed a digital camera last night and took some snaps and set up a website.. I don't have many examples 'in stock' at the moment - but hopefully the pics give a vague impression of what I mean. The blue dish actually has bi...
by Peg
Wed May 28, 2003 7:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Couple of big bubbles during slump
Replies: 8
Views: 4513

Re: Couple of big bubbles during slump

three large bubbles had formed, 2 were a bit smaller about 2-3inches and one was large about 4-5 inches. They are all sort of in the center, though none are around the one hole that is drilled in the mold. Drill holes in the mould under the bubbles and reslump - aligning the bubbles to the holes. O...
by Peg
Fri May 23, 2003 8:49 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver leaf effect
Replies: 4
Views: 2943

Silver leaf effect

I have fused gold leaf in a 'Bullseye sandwich' with good results - now I want a silver equivalent. Of course silver leaf itself will merely stain the glass yellow - any ideas as to what I can use to get a metallic silver leaf effect? Is there such a thing as platinum leaf?
by Peg
Mon May 12, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tack fusing frit (after slump)
Replies: 8
Views: 5978

I tack fuse DURING the slump - I full fuse the frit first to make it 'bead up'. I get flat-bottomed beads that tack on giving a raindrop effect. All this is Bullsye - full fuse at 836, slump at 760 (celsius). The slump is quite hot, and I'm not sure what would happen with a steep-sided slump, whethe...
by Peg
Wed May 07, 2003 7:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Waste Glass/what to do with it?
Replies: 24
Views: 11483

If it's compatible, then there's no such thing as waste... make your own multi-colored sheet as thick as you want. Tony OK - say I want to make a 5-6mm thick sheet from scrap Bullseye (dimensions 1 - 20mm by 3mm thick). How hot/how long do I fire to get a nicely flat sheet, assuming a very approxim...
by Peg
Wed Apr 09, 2003 7:13 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: uk artists
Replies: 18
Views: 8369

Paul Stevenson wrote:You have any pictures on the web Peg?


Paul


Fraid not - I'm still a bit of a Luddite. Hoping to get a digital camera soon, so watch this space. Or a space nearby.
by Peg
Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: uk artists
Replies: 18
Views: 8369

Hi - I'm based in Bristol (ie southwest England), had my kiln for about 8 months now and currently building up a series of dishes for sale in local galleries. I also make dichroic jewellery - a great way to use up the scraps! If Bohle do a class in London I'm in.. I'll ask Lisa about it next time I ...

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