OMG!! Look at that detail in the Bison!!

Sometimes I open the kiln and there is a little miracle. Something worked. I am utterly dancing. I can’t believe how beautiful the detail came out, how lovely the colors in the bison tile I just fired.

Yeah, OK, I know its cracked. Its really cracked. Its split and sundered and quite messed up. But thats just an annealing schedule failure – no problem! I know exactly what to do – lengthen the time the annealing takes. Excellent.

Its tantalizing me! The promise of a glowing glass piece is just dangling and Im reaching and it will happen.


One Comment

  1. Deb Richardson

    You don’t like easy projects do you? 🙂 If you haven’t seen this book yet it may be of help. “Pate de Verre and Kiln Casting of Glass” by Jim Kerwin and Dan Fenton. There is a wealth of knowledge in Dan Fenton’s writings. Sadly he died several years ago but he did write down what he learned over the years and his writings are a gift to anyone working in kiln fired glass.

    Keep up the good work. It will be a real joy when you nail it!

    Deb Richardson (one of your Mom’s friends)

    1. GramaTortoise

      Deb Richardson, the glass earring goddess? Deb Richardson, now magical landscape painter? How well I know your work, if I do not know you well. Thanks so much for the book recommendation, I will look it up! Thanks for the encouragement.

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