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10 10, 2017

I think I’m in love…with my bathroom

2017-11-08T22:24:36+00:00

Some people dream of finding the right lover. I dream of finding the right bathroom. So when, after spending months in a construction zone, I got to shower in my brand new bathroom for my birthday, well...it was a glorious [...]

I think I’m in love…with my bathroom 2017-11-08T22:24:36+00:00
20 02, 2015

Color Line Enamel Trials, Round 1

2017-10-07T18:08:12+00:00

Glassists testing products would do well to remember this maxim: Failure is good. Each failure deepens your subject matter expertise. Sigh. When it comes to enamels-on-glass, my subject matter expertise must be about as deep as the Mariana trench. Bullseye Glass kindly included me in their [...]

Color Line Enamel Trials, Round 1 2017-10-07T18:08:12+00:00
14 11, 2014

Kilnformer’s murrini you can buy

2017-10-07T18:00:35+00:00

Note: This post was originally published on January 20, 2011. Since then, some of these offerings have changed, and more murrini makers are offering kilnformer supplies, so I thought this needed an update. I've been exploring all the different ways [...]

Kilnformer’s murrini you can buy 2017-10-07T18:00:35+00:00
23 02, 2014

Firing schedules, untangled (part I)

2015-02-08T21:09:09+00:00

Firing schedules are probably the single biggest source of confusion in kilnforming glass. Over the years (and a bunch of research, testing and listening to smarter-than-me glassists), I’ve developed strategies for schedule management; this series will share a bit. In [...]

Firing schedules, untangled (part I) 2015-02-08T21:09:09+00:00
13 02, 2012

Cutting remarks (cutting glass with a tile saw)

2017-10-07T18:00:35+00:00

It's all in the way you slice it. And the way you slice it is, apparently, profoundly affected by a good blade. Check any glassmaker's forum and you'll probably find someone with glass cutting issues, usually stemming from a tile saw that's more like a Cuisinart than a slicer. I don't claim any special expertise at this stuff, but I do have a decades-old, cheap, badly made, out-of-true tilesaw that reliably cuts amazingly thin murrini cane* slices. I do this a lot. So I must be doing something right...right?

Cutting remarks (cutting glass with a tile saw) 2017-10-07T18:00:35+00:00
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