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Shaped Vesel

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:52 pm
by Warren Weiss
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.

Warren

Re: Shaped Vesel

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:57 pm
by Brad Walker
Two more photos of Warren's piece:

Re: Shaped Vesel

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:05 am
by Michele gh
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 (+/-)?

Re: Shaped Vesel

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:07 am
by Buttercup
Congratulations Warren! Geomorphic view from space? Jen

Re: Shaped Vesel

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:33 am
by Warren Weiss
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

Re: Shaped Vesel

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:39 pm
by Joyce Walters
Very cool and wonderful.
Thank you for sharing this art-rageous piece.
Joyce

Re: Shaped Vesel

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:42 pm
by twin vision glass
Oh so fantastic. Awesome unique shape and simply wonderful composition. Love Love Love =D>

Re: Shaped Vesel

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:16 pm
by JestersBaubles
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: .

Dana W.

Re: Shaped Vesel

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:41 pm
by Sharol
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

Re: Shaped Vesel

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:12 pm
by Lori Schinelli
Unique and beautiful piece.

Re: Shaped Vesel

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:33 pm
by Warren Weiss
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