Saturday, 10 March 2018

going with what you've got!

 These were 3 broken up shards, re-fired, - think they came out quite prettily. 

This was meant to be a skeleton - not quite right, but liked the way it came out.
 
 This was two pieces which I fired together to make the fish.  Unfortunately it cracked and gave the fish a sort of strange expression! - but I love the colours - will try again!
I think one of the problems (though not always a problem) with the Microwave Kilns is that they are a bit unpredictable, and sometimes you have to just go with what you've got!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

'Splatting'



 

 

Basically - cut thin rectangles, (1/4" - 1/2" width : length to choice) -  place in a star shape. Put small pieces on the ends, so they splay out a little when fired. Place a central piece, which holds them all together.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

fused glass mini figures

these little figures are made from odd bits and pieces
The main parts are fired first, then the little bits of embellishments are added
and fired again -  (carefully)

Sunday, 17 September 2017

MWK fused glass - new bits

 Couple of weird persons
2 Fishes - bottom one using copper mesh
 Pendant - using copper mesh - 
recut piece with a small waste shard added onto base

 2 striped tiles/coasters/paperweights ........ (? :o) )
This was just strips that had already been fired, put together and fused again.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Stripeys

Small rectangular pieces placed edge to edge (standing up) will melt down into lovely shapes.