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Bio

Adult educator for 21 years. Designed and managed government sponsored programs for adults who are in the midst of career transition. These services involved providing workshops in areas of job search, career planning, retirement planning and occupational skills training. As part of that, my role now (in semi retirement) is to design and delivery short sessions related to being more creative. As part of that we are using glass to explore creativity.
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Curved Neck Bottle Slumper

Curved Neck Bottle Slumper

Item# 806153
Great Mold, April 3, 2015 4 stars
Pros
Like the shape of the handle this mold creates.
Cons
Bottle seems to roll off centre.
11-1/2 x 3-3/8 Large Cone Bowl Slumping Mold

11-1/2" x 3-3/8" Large Cone Bowl Slumping Mold

Item# 128975
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Like this bowl, April 3, 2015 4 stars
Pros
This is one of my favorite bowl molds because of the base.
Cons
Papyros Shelf Paper Craft Roll - 20-1/2 X 82 Feet

Papyros Shelf Paper Craft Roll - 20-1/2" X 82 Feet

Item# 54722
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Good product, April 3, 2015 5 stars
Pros
The roll is great for storage in a small shop. The paper can be reused for a second firing. Easy to clean up.
Cons
Texture is not quite as smooth as thin fire. No other negatives.
Other Thoughts
I agree with the comment posted regarding a cutting blade on the box. It would make this produce much easier to handle.
MR-97 Boron Nitride Mold Release - 4 Oz

MR-97 Boron Nitride Mold Release - 4 Oz

Item# 93701
Convenience wins over price., April 3, 2015 4 stars
Pros
Is convenient. No pre firing required. Great for stainless. Works best with standard firing temps up to full fuse.
Cons
Expensive versus kiln wash. At extreme fusing temperatures, you must spray the mold each time.
Other Thoughts
We tested against a less espensive brand of boron nitride spray and MR-97 is the one we decided to stay with based on performance.
Oceanside Double Thick Clear - 96 COE

Oceanside Double Thick Clear - 96 COE

Item# X100DT
Spectrum Double Thick Clear 96 coe, July 29, 2013 5 stars
Pros
I absolutely love this product. I prefer it when making bowls or plates that require double thickness rather than stacking glass. No bubbles. Very clear. Gives a beautiful base finish.
Cons
None, other than I wish I could stock more of it.
Other Thoughts
Try it. You will like it. It costs per sheet, but is cheaper than putting two layers of glass together to form a base.
1 Kiln Post - 4 Pack

1" Kiln Post - 4 Pack

Item# 42931
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
1 " Kiln posts, July 29, 2013 5 stars
Pros
These are so handy. I have 4 and have ordered 8 more. I use them to support my kiln shelf when doing drop moles to allow more room in the chamber.
Cons
None. Great to have around.
Oceanside Iridized Clear Granite Hand-Rolled Transparent - 96 COE

Oceanside Iridized Clear Granite Hand-Rolled Transparent - 96 COE

Item# X6500I
Uroboros Clear Granite Iridized - 96 code, July 29, 2013 5 stars
Pros
Love this product. Use it as a base for many glass bowl projects. Fires nicely. Great colours.
Cons
Oceanside White Opal - 96 COE

Oceanside White Opal - 96 COE

Item# X200
Spectrum Black - 96 coe, July 29, 2013 5 stars
Pros
This glass fires nicely. I use it in many projects and find that it is smooth and glossy when fired. Good value.
Cons
None that I can think of.
Hot Head Torch Head

Hot Head Torch Head

Item# 7329
0 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Hot Head Torch, July 29, 2013 5 stars
Pros
I have used this torch in Art Classes and found it to be excellent. I bought another type at the local hardware, but it does not produce the results that this torch does. Buy it.
Cons
None that I can think of excel perhaps it could be sold with a clamp for the gas cannister.
Anna Mather
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joined:Jun 08, 2012
location:Mesa, AZ US
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