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Sharol
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Combing with Reactives

Postby Sharol » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:10 pm

I'm revisiting combing, this time exploring how reactive glass behaves at higher temperatures. Both sides were combed and then sandblasted before slumping. This piece is 15.5" in diameter and about 3" deep. I apologize for the photos not being of better quality, but my photo gear is packed up at the moment, so I snapped these on the fly.

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Joyce Walters » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:23 pm

Wow!
I really, really like this bowl.
Can you tell us what glasses you used in the reaction, and how high the temperature?
Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Morganica » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:28 pm

I very much like this, especially the drips. French Vanilla and, uhm...Turquoise Blue?
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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Warren Weiss » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:56 pm

Sharol,
Beautiful !!
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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Sharol » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:08 pm

Thank you!

I used Lt Cyan, French Vanilla and Dense White. The crackle and strip construction are Dense White. Both combings were done at 1675 degrees, about 30 degrees hotter than I usually go. It was interesting to see how the reactions in different portions of the composition intensified (or not!) with each firing.

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Jeanice » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:35 am

Absolutely stunning Sharol! I would have a hard time parting with that one.
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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Drewcilla » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:01 pm

Ditto what Jeanice said. Simply beautiful.

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Havi » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:10 pm

You always surprise me with wonderful pieces, Sharol!
I can't say 'God bless your hands" I think they are blessed already!!!

wonderful,
Thanks for sharing


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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Sharol » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:07 pm

My goodness, Havi! What a lovely thing to say. You warm the cockles of my soul :) Thank you!

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Terry Ow-Wing » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:54 am

exquisite =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Buttercup » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:43 pm

I agree with everything that's been said. Gorgeous! Congratulations! Jen

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Pat K. » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:14 am

Just beautiful, Sharol, as always.
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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Haydo » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:18 am

Have come back to this over the last few days, thinking whether or not say anything. Congratulations, it's a very thoughtful, well executed piece. Could easily get lost just looking into it. peace, haydo
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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Sharol » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:21 am

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments! You stir up my energy!

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby twin vision glass » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:54 pm

Glorious, have you worked with the Reactive Ice and Reactive Cloud. I am glad the dense white took the high temperature. Leslie

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Sharol » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:05 pm

Thank you, Leslie. Yes, I've worked with both in my combings. I particularly like the reactive Cloud, as the reaction seems to be more consistent than the Reactive Ice. Actually, I'm laying a piece up now that will incorporate both along with Lt Aquamarine. Hopefully it will go well and become part of a series.

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby twin vision glass » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:39 am

Can hardly waite for the results. Wonderful work . Les

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby KaCe » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:36 am

What does your combing tool look like? Is it a comb? Or do you use a single tine? I am curious, as I've wanted to try this on some pieces that I didn't like as they are, and thought with some heat and a comb, I could alter it enough to enjoy it. Does it have a long handle? I guess I'm very curious... but grateful for any answers. I do love you design sense and your pallet... very nicely done. =D>

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby Sharol » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:19 pm

KaCe -

Here's a photo of my primary raking/combing tool. As you can see it has just one tip. It's about 34.5" from stem to stern and is made from stainless steel rod and tube.

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Re: Combing with Reactives

Postby charlie » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:23 pm

just remember: unless you have a shutoff switch on the door/lid, part of the comb handle should be wood. this would be pretty dangerous if you didn't have a shutoff switch if you accidentally hit an element.

wood also doesn't conduct heat very well.


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