Is anyone out there going to watch the drama going on in the House today?
I hear that Adam Schiff is going to be channeling Peter Loree. 👀
I think I will clean house instead.
This whole thing has made me think of Kabuki Theater. (I just put on a facial cleansing mask to get into the spirit.)
not even a second.
I love fire. BTW
I have a kiln at my house where I slump glass and do pottery. I had a big kiln but I gave it away to a friend who is a welder but I put my little kiln in it's place. I can still do plenty with it.
Right now I need to order a new kiln sitter but as soon as I get it, i am going to get cracking.
I wish I was set up to blow glass. That is a lot of fun. I only took one class, but was put off with not having my own blow tube.
You should be able to do lampworking and glass molds since you already have welding equipment. You just might have to figure out a way to anneal it once it is done.
You can use any kind of glass you want, as long as it is the same kind of glass. I have used soda bottles, window pane glass, stained glass, etc.
When you use free glass, the worse thing that can happen is spilling molten glass all over the place. Hahaha
That is so cool to hear about your glassworking hobby. Photos??? 🤗
My 21-year-old son adores fire too. He is a budding blacksmith. Studied at the John C Campbell Folk School in the Appalachian Mountains of southern North Carolina. Wonderful place and wonderful programs in all kinds of art and music.
Great! Glasswork is fascinating.
And we used to watch Forged in Fire too. His anvil and forge are in his Dad's garage, while the boy is away at college. He misses it, but is in an apartment. Would take photos of what he gifted me, but he pinkie-swore me not to post publicly because they are his early pieces. ...
I have a 13” Skutt. It is perfect for jewelry and small bowls, boxes and it is deep enough for flower vases.
If I ever need to do a larger bowl I will go back and teach some classes at the recreation center. Then I can use all their kilns. 😜👍
Once I got the larger kiln I didn’t use it as much. It takes too long to fill it for a firing worth my time and effort.
All you have to do is cut your pieces like a stained glass window, set them on top of compatible clear glass and then fuse them together in the kiln.
They have different kinds of liner paper and fabric yo keep the glass from sticking to the shelf.
This one was an experiment using low fire underglaze on slumped glass. Some of it burned off in the fire but it still came out pretty cool.
The glass grapes were from Panama. They had a lot of hot glass there for sale.
I always loved the grapes and when my mom got new ones from Italy, I got those. 👍
Sorry I missed this question.
Slumping is the technique that you take a flat piece of glass and either place it over, or under something as you heat it up.
As the glass gets hot it turns more and more fluid.
if it is inside something it will turn into the shape of the inside of the object. If it is on the outside it will drape over the object and conform to it.
The size I am using now runs about $1300 but they go all the way up. It depends on the size and the computerized parts.
Mine is old school with a kiln setter in it to trip the on off switch. They now have computers available so you can set them to run through exact heating and cooling phases. Those can be a lot more expensive.
Thanks! I used to do a lot of clay work, but got away from that. On to dyeing, quilting, weaving, spinning because these projects were easier to move. Now I think I’m settled I can gather up all and pack into my project space.
What fun. I’ll look into a kiln, too. I enjoyed pottery.
And by the way, my smart baby of 20 years ago, to your point, would not have been equipped with so much spaghetti on tray. He and the doggo, Sierra -patiently waiting below the high chair - had made a pact of understanding that whatever baby did not like, got swiped to the right off the highchair counter (supposedly out of Mama's sight?) as Sierra innocently and enthusiastically slurped up "nothing" in the corner of the kitchen.
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