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Warren Weiss
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Shaped Vesel

Postby Warren Weiss » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:52 pm

When I first started to work with glass in '97 I made a slump mold with Mold mix 6 in what I thought was an interesting shape, like an ancient Egyptian oil lamp. Little did I know then that it was an impossible shape to slump, which I confirmed many years later using window glass. It looked possible to use that mold to stack vitrograph murrini along the walls and tack fuse at 1385. The result is below. If I were to do it again I would tack fuse at a lower temp. like 1350.

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Re: Shaped Vesel

Postby Brad Walker » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:57 pm

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Re: Shaped Vesel

Postby Michele gh » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:05 am

The colors, textures, and form are beautifully organic. Could you have tack fused flat, at 1350°F (+/-), and then slumped into the mold at 1250°F (+/-)?

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Re: Shaped Vesel

Postby Buttercup » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:07 am

Congratulations Warren! Geomorphic view from space? Jen

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Re: Shaped Vesel

Postby Warren Weiss » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:33 am

Could you have tack fused flat, at 1350°F (+/-), and then slumped into the mold at 1250°F (+/-)?

Michele,
That shape is impossible to slump into. It has a deep foot at one end. Glass will fold up on itself as it slumps. Tried it with window glass first and it folded up. I actually had to fire the murrini 3 times. After the first fire the sides settled down as the air space disappeared between the individual murrini and I added more rows to top up. Had to do that a second time for a total of 3 firings.

Warren

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Re: Shaped Vesel

Postby Joyce Walters » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:39 pm

Very cool and wonderful.
Thank you for sharing this art-rageous piece.
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Re: Shaped Vesel

Postby twin vision glass » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:42 pm

Oh so fantastic. Awesome unique shape and simply wonderful composition. Love Love Love =D>

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Re: Shaped Vesel

Postby JestersBaubles » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:16 pm

Gorgeous. Reminds me of coral and the sea.

I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact I just returned from a week at the beach :mrgreen: .

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Re: Shaped Vesel

Postby Sharol » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:41 pm

Warren, this is really a special piece on so many levels. I very much appreciate the thought and skill that went into Its execution. This was NOT easy! Just beautiful!

Sharol

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Re: Shaped Vesel

Postby Lori Schinelli » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:12 pm

Unique and beautiful piece.

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Re: Shaped Vesel

Postby Warren Weiss » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:33 pm

Thank you Michele, Jen, Joyce, Leslie, Dana, Lori for your comments, and to Brad for helping me post the last 2 pictures. It was difficult, but once I started it became a challenge just to see if I could complete it. It has all the makings of a one of a kind object. Jen's comment about a "geomorphic view from space" gives me ideas for a future murrini project.

Warren


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