83COE - not such a good result
Bullseye 90COE - I really like the bubbles and 3D look in this one
Spectrum 96COE - beautiful black iridised texture
96COE - Dichroic - the last fused piece for the UFO window
Hi all, it has been a while since I posted here, sorry for the delay, I have been busy working on the UFO window and the replacement part for my kiln finally arrived so my wonderful stepdad helped me put the new part in on Saturday and I did a kilnwash firing then a test firing on the automated 'full fuse' mode - what a great function! Anyway I tested three different COE types of glass and the two main ones, Spectrum 96 COE and Bullseye 90 COE gave very pleasing results, while the 83 COE didn't quite get hot enough for a full fuse. See the pictures below, the next test will be to slump these pieces into bowls or plates so keep watching for those results!
Opening the Kiln
Hi all, I seem to have been busy rushing around and neglected my blog for a week or so, anyway I have completed another lamp repair however I forgot to take a 'before' photo so will leave the 'after' photo for now.. I have a new commissioned window happening and have been testing out some wonderful Dichroic fused pieces to go in the window, see below for the winning tested pieces so far. If anyone has any Mardi Gras Dichroic glass for sale please let me know as I may need a bit more than I have, more sample testing to be done over the next day or two with other Dichroic pieces for the same window, very exciting to add fused glass to a window panel!
This poor battered lamp has done it's time on my workbench
and turned into this, I am sure the owner will be very happy :-)
I was sent this photo of a window I recently made, the surround isn't quite finished yet, and the door behind the window is open, so a final photo will be posted when I have it, always great to see the progress of my work once it leaves my workshop :-)
Congratulations to Fiona Fitchett who has won the beautiful Kaleidoscope competition on my website.
More competitions to come, don't forget to visit my website www.suzibrownglass.co.nz and get your orders in early for Christmas!
My new studio should be ready in about 3 weeks and I am waiting for a new part for my kiln but once that arrives lots of new stock will be on my site and workshops will begin!
Thank you all for your kind comments and wonderful support, I am so happy to share my work with you all.
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