An Excellent Way to Use Up Scrap Glass
Stack your fusible scrap glass into this exclusive pot melt mold to create dramatic one-of-a-kind marbled glass. Place the mold on top of kiln posts and dams inside the kiln. Once hot, the glass will flow out of this mold and onto a kiln shelf that you place below. Durable ceramic molds measures 6-1/2" wide by 2-1/2" deep. Includes Delphi Tips and instruction sheet. To learn more about setting up your Pot Melt Mold, watch the video "How to Set Up a Pot Melt", or find other valuable fusing tips on Art Glass TV. A Delphi Exclusive.
Step-By-Step: How to Make a Pot Melt
Step 1. On a level, kiln washed shelf, elevate the Pot Melt Mold on a combination of kiln posts and dams, making sure the hole(s) in the mold are unobstructed.
Step 2. Fill your mold with compatible fusible glass.
Step 3: Fuse, making sure that your glass reaches the maximum temperature to enable the molten glass to flow out of the mold leaving behind as little glass as possible helping to prevent the mold from thermal shocking.
Step 4. Display your one-of-a-kind pot melt creation, or continue creating by slumping, cold-working, or cutting up your pot melt to use in other fused projects.
For complete instructions and tips view the User Manual shown with the additional images.
Tips on Using Pot Melt Molds
- Make sure the kiln shelf you use is pre-washed, completely dry and level in your kiln.
- Experiment using different slumping molds instead of kiln shelves to melt glass onto. The glass will take the shape and texture of the mold you choose.
- There is no way to get all of the glass out of the mold. However if you layer clear in the bottom first with your colors on top you'll have less mixing of colors when you do a new project.
- Not intended for use in table top kilns.
Projects created by Delphi artist Val Oswalt-De Waard. Val created a Drop on Drape pot melt project using the 8-3/4" Plate Ring (#80720) and 9" Foot Drape (#807819).