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Havi
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Working with wafers

Postby Havi » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:56 pm

Hello,
Bellow is something I made recently from wafers.
I like working this way, yet got to learn and experiment more.
In gratitude to all those wonderful people who helped me along the way, with good kind advises, on this board - at the newcomers' thread - I am posting here, something which I consider done. It is wafers, [done separately in several stages] and then, fused to transparent glass
over there, - at the newcomers' - I posted the first wafer - how it began.

I'd be very grateful for your comments. Please be honest, I can learn from criticism too

many thanks,
HaVi
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PS
the wafer on the right side of the piece,[kind of violet] was fired separately first, at 718C [1325F ?] and shrank. Yet, upon being fired to the piece, the holes in it grew, when it was fired. Amazing. Don't know why
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Re: Working with wafers

Postby Buttercup » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:48 am

Love it!! jen

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Re: Working with wafers

Postby twin vision glass » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:12 pm

I LOVE this piece Havi! =D>

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Re: Working with wafers

Postby Havi » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:31 pm

Thanks, Jen, Les



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Re: Working with wafers

Postby JestersBaubles » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:09 pm

Love the colors and all the texture. It almost looks like there are faces in profile in there, but they are allusive.

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Re: Working with wafers

Postby JestersBaubles » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:10 pm

I'm probably failing the ink blot test =D>

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Re: Working with wafers

Postby Cate G » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:21 pm

I really like this piece. It's very balanced and the colors complement each other beautifully.
Cate

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Re: Working with wafers

Postby Bob » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:41 am

Hi Havi,

I too like the balance in the composition. I don't see the additional shrinkage in the second firing as a problem. Good old surface tension. If you want to minimize the shrinkage fire the the piece upside down on top of fibre paper. The weight of the glass will hold the wafers in place. You can then sandblast the wafer surface and then refire for fire polish if desired. Flip and fire... one of the great terms coined by the great Brian Blanthorn. Miss his wisdom and humour.

Cheers,

Bob

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Re: Working with wafers

Postby Havi » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:49 pm

Thanks, Bob,
and everybody else, who helps me progress in this method.
Takes time and experience to learn and imply all the smaller intricacies of working with powders.
Actually this is true to any method of working, I believe.
Nothing really falls into my hands like a ripe fruit [as we say in Hebrew] -
except your advises and your experiences.!!!
This is why I am SO grateful, and cherish every and any thing you tell me....

Getting beyond the ocean to USA and Canada, IS A BIG , tiring project for me, While Europe is no more than 4 - 5 hours away from here, sometimes even less.
Yet I hope next time I get over the ocean - I shall manage to arrange a few days with you Bob - which will have to be planned well ahead, and very carefully. Perhaps in 2016............. Who knows.

Thanks again,

Your grateful pupil,
HaVi
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