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Fused Glass Bowls
These bowls are formed in a kiln. First, layers of glass are fused together, flat on a kiln shelf.
To form the bowl, the cooled disk is place on a ceramic ring or between a set of rings and heated so that it slowly softens and drops through the opening.
A bottom shelf is lined up with a peep hole so I can see the base settle onto the shelf. When cooled, I trim and finish the rim of the bowl.
The wineglasses page has details about working with glass lustres.
I further experimented with lustres on vases, sometimes using the costly gold or silver-appearing platinum lustres, and sometimes applying them to a surface that first had a layer of white enamel applied.
One Halloween, I made myself a glass mask. It was attached to the adjustable innards of a hard hat for easy- but slightly hazardous- wearing
I have made a few lamps through the years.
Blockhead Lamp received the top award at the 1981 Glass Art Society conference, awarded by none other than Komar and Melamid, artists who I greatly admire.