As I mentioned in a recent blog I learned a new way to make fused glass recycled tempered glass bowl. I showed you the one I made in class and here is my bowl I just made. The glass fired at the same firing schedule but you can see it has a different texture. The reason is because although both are tempered glass it’s different glass.
In case you didn’t know tempered glass is toughened and is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Such stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as plate glass.
Tempered glass is used in a variety of situations, including vehicle windows, shower doors, architectural glass doors and tables, refrigerator trays, as a component of bulletproof glass, and various types of plates and cookware.
I love making something beautiful out of something that was just plain. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Don’t forget to come out and visit me at the Briarfest the first weekend in Sept. See my August newsletter for more information.
Keeping my kiln warm,