I did get to do one kiln firing this weekend. Although I called this post “before and after” it doesn’t mean that these pieces are done. There’s still a little more work but most of the change happens in the first fuse.
This is how the bubble plates start off. The horizontal stringers are glued to the bottom piece. The vertical stringers are glued to the top clear glass. They are stacked so that the stringers are between the layers.
Here it is after. The gray is the bottom layer and the red is the stringers. Love it!
This one is the next kiln carved piece. Two layers of glass (lavender on the bottom and clear on the top). The shapes are cut with my Go! Cutter. I love that I found yet another way to use that tool. The material is high temp fiber paper. It pretty much falls apart in the firing but it doesn't burn. This is what they use for insulation in fire boxes and such.
Here it is finished. I think I’m going to get a “V” stand so this one can be displayed on point.