Monthly Archives: March 2017

EXPERIMENTS ON THE SIDE

Experiments using float glass. Quite a distraction I didn’t need to have. I occasionally get the urge to try something that may fit in easier locally. That means cheap enough for a market, and with some romantic Joseph Beuys type of story. Wrong on both counts. Market buyers buy from friends not for the piece, and the story depends on creating a coterie of friends. I’m not that type of person, and the necessary networking doesn’t suit my personality.  Maybe I’m on the fashionable autism spectrum.

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Testing temperatures. Too low at fusing, too fast for slumping.

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Second.  Clear side up at fuse, tin side up at slump created that aweful scum look.  Getting the low frequency UV light maybe a major hassle. Do I really want to stuff around with this.

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Playing with metallic garden sprays etc to stain after sandblasting.  Found a supplier of metal treatments available that may work. Seems like I’m trying to reinvent the wheel.

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