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looking for information on using raw materials in fusing

Postby dave laporta » Fri Mar 28, 2003 10:59 am

I would like to play around with applying raw materials in my glass projects and was wondering if anyone could give me advise from their own experiences. One question I have is whether I should use the raw chemicals versus masion stains. Should I go with the pre-mixed formula of masion stains or should I purchase the chemicals and mix my own? I know some are designed for higher firings to get optimum effects, which would be best to use for glass and its temp range? Don't masion stains have a ceramic base to them?

For starters I'd like to keep this simple then if I see some potential I'd like to get more advanced with it. What should I start with?

Thanks in advance,
Dave

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Postby rosanna gusler » Fri Mar 28, 2003 11:53 am

hi dave, LOTS in the archive on this. i find it useful to have a bin of pre cut and washed 2x2" or2x3" (more room for writing id) pieces of glass to test out thosw what if i ........ ideas. also i keep a notebook on the bench. nothing more frustrating than getting a cool effect and not being able to repeat it. rosanna

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Re: looking for information on using raw materials in fusing

Postby Brian and Jenny Blanthorn » Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:37 am

dave laporta wrote:I would like to play around with applying raw materials in my glass projects and was wondering if anyone could give me advise from their own experiences. One question I have is whether I should use the raw chemicals versus masion stains. Should I go with the pre-mixed formula of masion stains or should I purchase the chemicals and mix my own? I know some are designed for higher firings to get optimum effects, which would be best to use for glass and its temp range? Don't masion stains have a ceramic base to them?

For starters I'd like to keep this simple then if I see some potential I'd like to get more advanced with it. What should I start with?

Thanks in advance,
Dave


I have posted a lot on this technology

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