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Armstrong & Youghiogheny Float Compatible glass

Postby quill » Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:48 am

I just got back from Glass Craft Expo. There was some great stuff. I got to take a lot of classes including a pate de verre class stack block class, a Bullseye box casting demo. Came back loaded to the gills with glass and tools & lots of great products.

I brought back some of Armstrong's new patterned & colored float compatible glass as well as Youghiogheny's colored transparent float compatible.

I have not done much with float but am hoping this glass will be fun.

Has anyone here tried it?

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Postby Dennis Brady » Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:49 pm

Haven't tried the Yucky but the Armstrong is terrific. Especially if you want to fire large pieces (like door lites). My ONLY complaint is there's so far a very restricted colour palette but I'm hoping that will soon be expanded. Having glass that can be fused onto large door lites and full size windows (6 to 8 ft tall) opens up many new opportunities for architectural applications.

Was that not a terrific show? When we were packing out after, there were people lined up to register early for classes next year. We've already booked a bigger exhibit booth and planning extra classes for 2005.
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Postby quill » Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:38 am

Was that not a terrific show?


Well, I sure thought so! I will look for you next year for sure.

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Postby rosanna gusler » Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:06 am

so is this glass the same that is on their website? sort of a mottled enameled looking glass? rosanna

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Postby Bert Weiss » Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:26 am

rosanna gusler wrote:so is this glass the same that is on their website? sort of a mottled enameled looking glass? rosanna


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I saw the Armstrong glass when I was in Portland. I was astounded at what garbage it was. It is enamel smeared on thin float glass. A total waste of glass and enamel to my eye. First of all, I often find thin and thicker float glasses incompatible. Second of all, The smeared enamels were ugly, poor imitations of stained glass.

I am curious about Yough's transparent colors. I wonder if they are more vibrant than Thompson's or lower melting temp than the CR LOO frits. I am more interested in the frits made from them than I am in using sheets. Thompson made wonderful colors before they took the lead out and killed the colors. Transparency is still an elusive factor for me with the exception of blue.
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Postby quill » Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:57 am

I saw the Armstrong glass when I was in Portland. I was astounded at what garbage it was. It is enamel smeared on thin float glass. A total waste of glass and enamel to my eye.


It is enamel on glass but I actually liked it. I am not sure it was meant tp look like stained glass, I think it has a distinct look that has lots of possibilities.

The Youghiogheny colors are really pretty. There is a Violet, a Kelly Green, a light blue & an Erbium Pink.

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Postby Lynne Chappell » Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:44 am

I was also disappointed with the Armstrong. I ordered a sample set, and was expecting real colored through the sheet glass, not an enamel coating.

Looking forward to seeing the Youghigheny glass.

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Postby watershed » Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:07 am

Enamels on glass are "generally" more like Oil Paints, not like Stained glass. If you want that depth of color, get colored glass.

Youghigheny (sp) flat glass. Anyone have an address? I probably could/should search, but I'm typing right now. And the spelling would cause me much trial, even though , as a child, I went to Ohiopyle annually.

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Postby Brad Walker » Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:52 pm

watershed wrote:Youghigheny (sp) flat glass. Anyone have an address?


Forgot the "o": http://www.youghioghenyglass.com/


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