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Havi
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MESH MELT

Postby Havi » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:08 pm

Dear everybody,
After I have been asking zillion questions, and nagging on how and why, here is my first melt - relatively OK [IMHO]
I would love to hear - read your comments.

As it is - I do not consider it as a 'piece', but as an option for a central image in a bigger piece. This is generally my idea, to 'implant' a very 'active' area in a more peacefull composition.

I purposely did not dam it - as I wanted it to spread, [and test 'the glass wants to be 6 m'm' :wink: ] Really I dammed it farther, to protect the shelf and the kiln, I had no idea how it became this shape, was very surprised, but I like it like this. [as a part of larger composition].

I am very eager to hear your comments. I am grateful for the advises you offered me on the techniques threads. Kind of shy to present this - for me it is the next stage of my learning process.

The size is about 10" BY 9" [approximately] 20 c'm by 20 c'm

As allways, your comments will be greatly appreciated

Havi
mesh melt 2 018 - Copy.JPG
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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Judd » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:08 pm

I love your color choice, and I like the organic design. I love mixing organic shapes with grids, lines, checker-board patterns.

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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Mary Lou » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:49 pm

I think you did good. Love the colour contrast and combination of patterns.

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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Havi » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:07 pm

Thanks, guys
I appreciate your looking and your feedback.



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Re: MESH MELT

Postby la suisse » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:03 pm

I love the colors! .. and I would love to see the final piece.

I startet with potmelts only two years ago and still love them.

Good luck

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Re: MESH MELT

Postby twin vision glass » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:33 pm

=D> yum yum yum. I can hardly waite to see what you do with it Havi.
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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Havi » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:57 pm

Thanks for 'passing by' and thanks for your responses, La Suisse and Lelslie

I will not do anything to this piece.
I think that whatever I do here will only ruin the piece. We have a saying in Hebrew "He who adds - deletes" [something like 'more is less' ....... and this is my feeling with this particular piece.
I shall glue it to a thick [2"] transpatent Acrylic bloc and leave it as is. I think that any additional thing I do with it , will only ruin it.

However, I learnt my lesson from this - my head is exploding with ideas of how to work with melts, mesh melts and pot melt, including boiling the glass. I see many possiblities - all of them include using several methods of treatment, sometimes in several firings, some times in one firing. I really feel I should sit down and write for myself all the ideas, and start working on them one by one.
The final pieces might look in a way, like my prints, which I used to do years ago. I shall, however have the benefit of the qualities of glass - transparencies [glass changing its color being on top of another color], the fact that I can stand the piece [so that light can come thru it...] play with tranparents and opaques at the same piece and a lot more. I am sure more ideas will pop up once I work with these methods.

I am so happy working with colors!
Color is my middle name, I always said this.

Thanks to this board I have grown up.
I can feel it.


Havi
I shall try and post a link to my prints on my website

http://www.havivaz.com/pic_prints.asp?pic=7
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Re: MESH MELT

Postby twin vision glass » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:05 pm

Oh Havi, after seeing your wonderful prints, you ARE very much capturing your pieces to have the same flow as these amazing prints. Once again, =D>

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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Havi » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:43 am

Thanks, Les,
I appreciate...............




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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Joe Lorenzino » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:06 am

Greetings Havi.
Lovely colours, and flow in your melt. It becomes really fun when the suprises in the kiln are Good Ones. and technique adjusts to make them even more so.

While you are inspired, DEFINATELY write and Sketch your ideas down so you can come back to do them justice later. Sometimes the kiln will not cycle fast enough to take advantage of all the inspirations at hand, so physical notes/drawings preserve inspiration that my become lost to other distractions.

How does the "back" of the piece look? If mine were too rough or stuck to the kiln wash, I found that "flat lapping" them (manually flat gringing the back with loose abrasive on top of a larger float glass slab) gave a very nice "ground glass finish" to the back. It made it "evenly opaque" which acted as a "projection screen" for the front face, when viewed from the back side. This makes the piece itself look Quite different when viewed from both sides. It might be worth trying if you get one that sticks really bad.

Please carry on with more!
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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Havi » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:51 pm

Thanks, Joe for your response, and thanks for your comments

Yes, by now I have written down so many ideas concerning how I want to continue, and what I want to experiment with.
First and foremost is, to make a piece with a background.
The question is what background? again more than one option that I see.
Transparent, or colorful, if colorful - is is going to be colorful - as in colorful sheet, or am I going to 'dye' it?
Shall I make under transparent glass some powder to paint it? and on it the mesh melt?

And so on and so forth.
Basically my thinking is to put together several techniques to make the final piece, maybe in one firing, maybe in more than one firing.
Also, I am not agianst doing some mesh melt and then - some fusing, as a second step.
Oh well, better to DO SOMETHING than philosophise endlessly.

Thanks again,

Havi
and yes, here is the other side, not yet treated but will be. I guess it is possible to grind it also with a diamond pad, or angle grinder?
mesh melt 2 024 - Copy.JPG
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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Delberta D » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:05 pm

That is Beautiful....I have been trying to find a stainless steel mesh but have not been able to. I see you are in Isreal and I am in US, hopefully someone can send me in the right direction. It would be most appreciated.

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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Jeanne » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:33 pm

I got mine from Grainger. It holds up beautifully.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wire-c ... sst=subset

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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Delberta D » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:39 am

AWESOME!! thank you I can't wait to get one and try it.

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Re: MESH MELT

Postby Delberta D » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:45 am

wow, there is even a store almost out my back door. :D =D>


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