Some weeks are just slow and this week was one of them. I didn’t get a lot done in the glass workshop, but I was able to do two additional tests this week with the small angular molds. One test which I mentioned last week was to test opaque versus transparent as the 3mm clear glass had slumped nicely into the Four Squares mold at 1250 degrees F with a hold of 15 minutes. Hence, this week I did a 3mm opaque piece of Bullseye special glass to which I added some frit poppies. It slumped just as nicely at 1250 degrees F with a hold of 15 minutes. I have not ruled out the viscosity of the glass being a factor, but I do not think just purely transparent or opaque makes a difference.
I also had another mold that I wanted to try. The One-Square Dish from Bullseye. So I prepped this mold and made a 6mm square base. For this mold, 1250 degrees was not hot enough and I needed to refire it to 1265 degrees with a 15 minute hold which worked nicely. I have not done any other tests on this mold as of yet, but plan to as I think this is a perfect little ring dish or condiment dish.
Have a great next week! And happy fusing to all the fuser’s out there!