There were other fused glass techniques we did in Patty’s class that I didn’t do an individual blog on and I thought I’d mention why.
But the last piece I have been hesitant to do again is the combing (also known as raking). And I’ll be honest with you it’s because you have to open the kiln and draw in the hot molten glass (around 1650 degrees) and it’s a bit scary. In class, Patty was right there with us and told us exactly what to do. You have to have special gear. But I didn’t want to leave it out because it is a very cool technique.Here is my original and you can see I have reactions with the glass and it’s very thick.
I need to do some cold working and I’m not 100% sure what I’ll do with it. Obviously I could make it into a bowl or I could cut it up and use my favorite parts as centerpieces of other fused glass artwork, or I could drop it into a vase. If you have a preference let me know.
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