Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Long Glass Weekend at Arrowmont

 We arrived at Arrowmont  http://www.arrowmont.org/enriching-lives-through-art in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on Thursday evening. I was taking a glass class with Barbara Cashman from Greensboro, North Carolina.
http://www.custommade.com/by/GlasTile/  I was really intrigued with the idea of using tempered glass and fusing it with other glass. The bowl above is plate glass cracked with a hammer. Really hit the glass hard for it to break. Frit or fine glass like glitter which is compatible to the plate glass is added. First firing is at full fuse and second you slump onto a plate.
 We used Spectrum 96 glass to make sushi plates. Mine is rimmed with frit. We made two of these. We used the Morton system to cut our glass. I cut out the five inches for the bottom and four for the top. The second piece went right over the edge, apparently, it was more than five inches. This also happened to another student.

Freeze and fuse is how these starfish were created. Mix up frit with water and freeze it inside a mold. After an hour in the freezer, take it out and let it stand a bit and then into the kiln it goes.

There are so many possibilities in creating with glass!

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful glass art, Carol - how much fun can a girl have, waving a hammer over glass?!!! I love those l'il starfish, glorious!!!!!