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I'm still enjoying my explorations with these architectural pieces. Unfortunately, this river light sconce developed a crack during the slumping process, as you can see in the photo to the left. The crack runs directly across the piece from just above the brown area on the left across the green area all the way to the right edge. While the crack doesn't go completely through the piece, it is still unsuitable for sale. Since it is the thickest light sconce panel that I've made so far, I have to assume that my annealing schedule wasn't slow enough through the ramp phases and/or long enough in each hold phase to anneal the glass properly. This river light sconce panel … [Read More...]
I've created two new light sconces with frit balls over the last week or so. This blue light sconce had a few challenges along the way, but I made some repairs and adjustments to deal with the issues. In the end, I think that it turned out quite lovely. This blue light sconce split - not once, but twice - during each of two slump firings. After each attempt, I filled in the crack with clear frit and tack fused it back together. When I tack fused the clear frit in the crack for the second time I also tack fused a piece of thin clear glass to the back of the light sconce. I also decided to add some copper metallic glass paint along the tears to show them off instead … [Read More...]