Flower Bowl Update . . I thought I might have gotten more done on Thursday evening . . unfortunately all I managed to do was cut and shape the white "petals" for the bowl. So . . had a good day in the studio today . . got everything ready for the first firing in the kiln to fuse the glass . . and went for it this evening!
White petals cut, trimmed and shaped. Centre circle marked out and centre circle cut. I did remove all the marker marks before assembling the pieces for fusing.
French Vanilla Petals cut and shaped and positioned over white Petals on the underside. Centre circle positioned. As you can see, the French Vanilla petals have been set slightly shorter than the white ones. This is so that when the glass fuses the FV will drop short of the edge of the white and react with it to produce a grey outline . . she says . . hopefully!
All on the kiln shelf and in the kiln ready for the first firing - a full fuse at 1500F / 815C - around 8 - 12 hours total time . . and and should be cool enough by mid-day on Sunday to start adding the decoration layers and fusing those into the design.
New Project finally underway . . a Flower Bowl . . having chosen the design by a friends, family, colleagues and fellow Crafteroo . . er's vote - design No.1! Need to get a move on with this piece now . . it has to be finished by Friday morning 22nd Jan as it's going to be a Birthday Present!
So . . the next job is sizing, shaping and positioning the "petals" on the base for it's first full fuse firing. Then after that the design will be applied in layers with a full fuse firing between each one and then finally a slump firing to give the bowl it's final shape. I'll keep you posted on progress :o)
Made a start on glass cutting for the bowl by cutting 3 glass circles and then splitting two of them for the flower "petals". The third circle is the main "base" of the bowl upon which the petals will be set.