Stacks bowl update

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Went down to Bullseye this afternoon to see what the heck kind of glass got into my Stacks bowl (see original blogpost):

The grey tweed effect was SUPPOSED to be pure French Vanilla, punctuated by small transparent lines of intense color. Instead, I got a motley assortment of greys and lavenders mixed with French Vanilla.

The very nice folks at Bullseye were stumped, too. This isn’t a standard glass. Most likely, they say, it’s a special production, experimental sheet that LOOKED like French Vanilla but strikes. Most likely a full fuse would go completely grey, but who knows without trying it?

Anyway, they can’t tell me more without the production labels, which of course I didn’t keep. So until I find them…or another sheet that does the same thing…this will remain a mystery.

Lesson learned. Keep the production labels until AFTER the piece is finished.




  1. Cynthia July 8, 2007 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Hmmmm…do you still have the label? Maybe we could send it to Bullseye and see–if it’s the same you might have solved my problem!

    (Problem is…I don’t like the effect in this bowl very much but I think I’d love it in something else…)

  2. Mary Lou Burnside July 8, 2007 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Cynthia, I had the same problem with a piece of french vanilla. In a 10 square drop out platter with F.V. on the bottom in one piece and cobalt blue and sunflower yellow mixed on the second layer, about 1/3 of the bottom had a grey mottled affect to it. ???? Kind of takes away from the finished product, yet I like the whole piece so I guess it’s a keeper.

    Mary Lou

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