Straight edges or not?
I am looking for opinions today. The analytic in me likes straight edges (and in general things parallel or even). Therefore, most of my pieces have completely straight edges. And if they aren’t straight after the first firing, I will take them to a lap grinder to get them straight and then refire.
Recently I have had several friends as visiting new glass artists come to my house to learn about my hobby and make one of their own plates and I have been amazed that most of them don’t like straight edges. They want to offset their pieces or use the ragged side of the Bullseye Glass.
So I thought I would try a piece, still mostly straight edges, but layered in some places up to 4 pieces high, allowing the edges to spread in some places; and I did not straighten the sides!
I liked it and so did it a second time with a round piece. Yes, I can definitely learn to not be so anal about my edges!
I still think I will tend to straighten many of my edges, but I will also enjoy those pieces to which I decide not to.
Do you prefer your edges straight or not straight?