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Blue Dragon

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Blue Dragon

Postby revjerry » Fri Dec 26, 2003 6:07 pm

This was supposed to be a kaleidoscope body! But after I got the center part combed I didn't have the heart to cut it up. So it got borders and slumped through a mold I made from broken up kiln shelves covered with fiber board. The combing conbines traditional combing methods with some frit applications.



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Postby Kim Bellis » Fri Dec 26, 2003 9:34 pm

That is beautiful! I love the colors!!

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Postby Mira » Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:24 am

Very interesting colors -- Beautiful work. I would have a hard time cutting that one up too.

I'm interested in learning more about the frit application. Do you add the frit when the glass is at full temp?


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Postby Jon Wunderlich » Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:35 am


Very cool, I could not cut this up either. I also would like to hear about the frit technique.


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Postby Diane » Sat Dec 27, 2003 6:08 am

Great Job Jerry,
I'm going to have to travel up the coast this summer to visit you. Maybe I can pick up some pointers.
Hope you are having a nice holiday season.

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Postby Cheryl » Sat Dec 27, 2003 10:29 am

Jerry: Beautiful work! Great movement, more going on than a regular pot melt or combing. What is the size of the piece? Have you ever tried combing a pot melt?


(Cheryl: if you come up as me again on the left, I'll notify Brad).

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Postby revjerry » Sat Dec 27, 2003 10:31 am

Thank all of you for your kind comments.

The frit actually can be added while the glass is hot. If you use "chunks" it gives a neat texture, however, that's not what this is. For this one I simply heaped the frit where you see the cranberry color, let it heat and raked through it. Otherwise, it's a pretty standard combing.

Dianne, we are open 10-5 Wed-Sat until May, then the hours expand. Come on up anytime. Always glad to talk glass with someone who appreciates it.

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Postby Sonje » Sat Dec 27, 2003 10:53 am

How about a road trip down east together this summer? It's not that far you know! I stopped by last summer, Jerry was out but I did pick up a beautiful cast angel who resides in my office! Let me know!

Incredible design! Before my son could read anything about your piece he stopped in front of the computer screen and said "What an awesome blue dragon!" Thanks for sharing the great work!

~Even though our house is "quarantined" with the flu, my kiln is cranked!

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Postby Rebecca M. » Sat Dec 27, 2003 12:12 pm

That's gorgeous! I love the colors and the way the combing went, it's mesmerizing. =D>

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Postby twinkler2 » Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:12 pm


Very cool....I wouldn't have been able to cut it up either

Great colors and movement
Thanks for sharing :)

Me Kim

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Postby Patti Rohwer-Nutter » Fri Jan 02, 2004 1:05 pm


Beautiful piece - all my favorite colors! What glass did you use for the border?


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Blue Dragon

Postby revjerry » Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:54 pm

I work with Spectrum series 96, not because it's so much better, but because I understand it and can predict what it does.

The border is series 96 blue opaque on a white base and fired to 1500 for a full fuse with rounded edges.


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Postby mpg » Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:59 pm


The piece is gorgeous! What system96 glass did you use for the cranberry colored areas -- I didn't think they had anything that shade?


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cranberry color

Postby revjerry » Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:46 am

And you are right; that color doesn't exist, or, at least I can't find it. We mixed a couple colors of Thompson's Enamel together to get it. One of their transparent pinks with some cobalt and silver pixie dust. It's a crap shoot. Sometimes you can get away with mixing frit and sometimes you cant. Mixing it to do raking, however, seems to be the best of all worlds because I get to stir it around while it's hot and that helps blend the colors.

Thanks for asking,

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Postby jeremy bizzano » Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:53 am

that's beautiful! like some abstract organic paintings i've seen.


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Postby Bonita (Nita) Crawford » Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:22 pm

What a great serendipitous surprise. I'm glad you didn't cut it, either.


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