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  • Kiln Formed Gondola "Sea Foam" at Chez Gloria

    I know some of you have been following my recent blogs (http://dichro-findings.blogspot.com/) about my new glass art project at Chez Gloria . . well . . I finished it late this afternoon!! Phew! Its been a busy couple of weeks trying to get it done!

    Soz in advance for the piccy . . it's a bit late in the day to get a really good photo . . but here it is anyway . .

    Sea Foam - A Gondola Bowl by Gloria - Fused, Kiln Formed & Hand Finished - 21 inches long x 7 inches high x 3 1/2 inches wide . .


    As you can imagine . . I'm really dead chuffed with the results . . in fact . . I'm quite over the moon and not a little surprised at myself!

    I'm off now for a really good cuppa . .
    Gloria

    www.dichro-findings.co.uk
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  • #2
    ooh, that's gorgeous! and well named!
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    • #3
      Gloria that is stunning,
      Beautiful colours and so fluid .....love it

      I do love any glass but that is gorgeous , no wonder you are so proud of yourself.
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      • #4
        My favourite of your work so far!
        "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
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        • #5
          Thanks Girls . . I'm pleased you all like it! . . and to be quite honest . . I have surprised myself somewhat . . I didn't think I had it me! I've been celebrating with a massive take-away curry

          The hardest bit was the waiting and checking . . and the not knowing! It frustrates the hell out of me sometimes . . but I love seeing the final outcome . . and most of the time it's worth the wait and the work.

          I'm definitely gonna do another one . . perhaps in greens . . to reflect the downs near to where I live. What do you reckon? I've got a big piece of glass in swirly greens that I made myself by melting loads of greens and clear glass thro a stainless steel mesh - called a Mesh Melt - and done at 1750F!
          Gloria

          www.dichro-findings.co.uk
          Etsy Shop
          Artfire Shop
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          • #6
            Great piece of work.

            Great piece of work.

            can I ask what is your mould made from?
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            • #7
              Thanks Babe . . glad you like it!

              Originally posted by toppotter View Post
              Great piece of work.

              can I ask what is your mould made from?
              Of course you can hon!

              It's made from heat resistant fibreboard which has been hardened with colloidal silica hardener and then fired before use and finally kiln washed with . . errr . . kiln wash . . to stop the glass sticking to it.

              Has to be fibreboard because the shapes I use are easily cut out of it using a craft knife/scalpel before it's hardened . . it gives a great deal of flexibility to the design process for a very reasonable price.

              I do have some drop slump moulds in clay . . but they're smaller . . only up to about 8" in diameter.
              Gloria

              www.dichro-findings.co.uk
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