Prepare all mold parts with mold release following manufacturer instructions.
Fill the foot mold with tested compatible glass. You can make this a single color, or use multiple colors of glass scraps, dots, chips or other accents.
Fire the cast foot using a basic casting schedule or following guidelines provided with your mold system.
Measure the drop ring or draping form for your mold system. Use pre-cut circles to fit, or cut glass sheets to fit.
Decorate your glass circle with fusible dots, chips, fused globs or scrap glass in desired colors.
Fuse your glass circle using a basic full-fuse schedule or following guidelines provided with your mold system.
Position your cast foot and fused circle on the prepared mold. Make sure glass pieces are correctly centered.
Fire using a basic slumping firing schedule or follow the guidelines provided with your mold system.
Program an alarm in your firing schedule at the end of the top temperature soak. Check your project tot make sure it has formed (draped or dropped) fully. If it isn't complete, extend your firing time.
Remove your project from the mold and wash before displaying.
Note: not all kilns are calibrated the same. If your project isn't fully formed in a single firing, fire again and use a modified schedule. You can increase the top temperature or hold time as needed.
We paired a clear circle, transparent glass accents and a fluted drop ring and foot mold system to create the vessel shown.
Customize this project to match your décor or to make holiday decorations by using different glass colors.