Thursday, 28 August 2008


Well breathing a sigh of relief then this morning on finding that the coasters had fused together nicely and were worthy of having their corner bumpers put on ready for their new home. So introducing Chevron coasters in blue and grey:

A few months ago I decided to have a go at raking some glass. So I hired the kiln at my friend Rachel's glass supplies shop 'Retro Glass', and went over to try it out. I had only done it once before during a course I had done, so was a bit nervous about playing with the glass when it was at 930 degrees C. Well I had to wear all the gear - kevlar gloves and a mask to protect from UV and IR and wear a thick cotton shirt (back to front) but here I am ready to rake-

I actually think this mask is great, I might just need to get one of these to wear when I go out! Believe it or not I can see perfectly through it. Anyway, on with the raking, once the kiln was up to temperature it was time to have a go...

The result, which I finally decided to make into something, has been cut and is fire-polishing in the kiln as I type...

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