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Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Haydo » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:08 am

Below are first two attempts at bigger bubble blocks. Schedule is a combined effort between 100mm cast and a 30mm anneal, I was before myself when I thought I had it nailed. Have a few thoughts how to correct two very different failures, it's bloody science. I'm going back to a stack of clear and only a couple of colour sheets until I can even begin to think about control for size and position. Have backed away from everything else to concentrate on these and cane for what I call octopus skin slab. Heading to Canberra for a 90th this weekend so will make time to check out the glass for inspiration. peace, haydo




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Postby Jennifer Polver » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:05 pm

I love these. They are really stunning

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Re: Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Tammy Macdonald » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:42 pm

Wow, just WOW! I look forward to seeing what you consider PROGRESS. These are fabulous.

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Re: Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Dolores » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:52 pm

Facinating ebb and flow on these, Haydo.

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Re: Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Warren Weiss » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:16 pm

Haydo,
The two bottom photos are gorgeous. I have never seen this kind of work before. I searched "bubble block" but found nothing. If you don't mind sharing, I would love to know the technique involved. Thanks.
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Postby Havi » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:29 pm

I do not know or understand what or how you are doing this.
But they are AMAZING. BEAUTIFUL.




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Re: Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Haydo » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:23 pm

Thanks all, wasn't until I sliced them up to see what was happening that I was less disappointed. These spend so much time in the kiln for a relatively small piece that it frustrates, pacing, waiting for the birth,
Warren there are other glass workers getting bubbles into glass, not sure how they do theirs. Bubble blocks is only what I call my work with the idea. I've tried so many different ways,organics, leaving space in lay up even now still having to come up with new tweaks. peace, haydo
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Re: Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Barb R » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:06 pm

These are wonderful! Love them.


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Re: Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Babette (Shawn) » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:25 pm

You are onto something here, the Haydo technique! I agree with you, stop everything else (for now) and dig into this. I love the colors too!
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Re: Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Morganica » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:34 pm

I do something like this on a very small scale (I call it mockume gane) with pattern bars for murrini, but I really love it writ large like this, Haydo. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm not sure what you're after, but as far as I'm concerned you could stop right here and use this for all kinds of things.

If it's any consolation, I've never done one of these that wasn't disappointing...on the exterior. Like a geode, the exciting part is cutting it open. ;-)
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Re: Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Leonard Cichowski » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:23 pm

So cool on so many levels...........love what I am seeing !

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Re: Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Haydo » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:24 am

Happy that you all like them. I'm not going to give away too much but thought by sharing results from trying something new will not always end in tears, I will cry though at some stage if I keep getting these. peace, haydo
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Re: Bubble block progress, not.

Postby Studiodunn » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:52 pm

Way cool!
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