Fused Glass – CPI drape molds

As I mentioned, this month my blogs will focus on Creative Paradise Inc (CPI) fussed glass Molds. So far I’ve written mostly about CPI fussed glass molds casting and textures. I written my blogs on CPI fused glass jewelry molds, button molds, textured molds, and casting molds all by CPI.  For this blog I’d like to focus on CPI fused glass draping molds.  Typically there are 2 types of molds: draping and slumping. Draping is when the glass goes on top of a mold and drapes over the mold and takes the shape.

One of my favorites is this CPI fused glass mask mold. It is so cool I sandblasted it to give it a mat finish. Either side is fabulous. I just need to find the best way to display it. This one I cut the glass to specifically to fit the mask.

 

 

 

 

 

The next one I put iridized glass over the mask and I just think it’s so cool.  I’m trying to decide if I like it the way it is or to color it with paint. I don’t like the base I want something more elegant or maybe I should drill holes and hang it!

 

 

 

 

 

I liked my first two masks so much I made another one. This one is transparent but not clear.

 

 

 

 

 

The mask isn’t the only CPI drape mold that I use. Two more are considered mushroom molds. For both of these I used CPI tutorial for slurrys. They are suppose to be fused glass mushrooms, albeit I like the green one so much I’m going to keep it as a bowl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the time a glass artist drapes over stainless steel because stainless steel  shrinks more than the glass and ceramic typically shrinks less than glass. Either way you always have to use kiln wash separator.

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Keeping my Kiln warm,
Karen

2 Comments

  1. Joan Dreyer says:

    Hi Karen, Noticed your mask!!! I also have a similar mold, cut glass to face size and added embellishments with a tack fuse. I was going to a studio, but it closed down before it could get slumped. Now I just received my 1st kiln, would like to drape over the mold, but not sure how to make sure that the glass won’t slide off or to one side. How did you finish yours? Your help would be greatly appreciated. I have a 12″ interior Jen-Ken.

    • Joan

      I don’t remember Any slipping issues. I just put it on the mold and slumped it but you definitely have to hold it longer to get the lines. If you added embellishments I’d also ramp slow and anel longer. Karen

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