Monday, January 28, 2013

I didn't blow the kiln up!!!!!

As some of you know, my friend Ted (artwithmre) and I have been talking about firing clay pieces with marbles or other glass pieces in them. He tried, and posted some of his results, and now it is my turn. I tried using a variety of glass pieces, from marbles, mosaic tiles, the glass "wafers" that are used in plant arrangements, millefiori glass pieces and even a variety of glass beads, including faceted beads, seed beads of a variety of sizes, bugle beads, and some square beads I had.
 I fired to cone 04 since Ted said he had some pieces where the glass popped out. Some pieces were glazed, and some were not. I was very excited to see how they turned out, so I came in over the weekend to open the kiln, and was surprised to find that every piece survived. Here are some of the results...

Before...
 


After...
      








5 comments:

Angie said...

What is the verdict? I'm having a hard time telling the difference between beads and glaze in these photos.

Beth Moore said...

i just posted a "didn't blow up the kiln" post too! I love how confident we are. ;)
Those are gorgeous. you and Ted should hold a workshop for this so I can learn more....yes?

Jen said...

I have been wanting to do this but have been a bit scared. Mmmmmm I am thinking mother's day gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Mr. E said...

There use to be an art teacher that posted stuff named Janet Malone, maybe you've seen her?!??! If so..tell her the blogging world misses her!

Mr. E said...

JANET...OH JANET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!