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The Countdown Begins: Glass Getaway

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I know it’s only March, however, I can’t help but think about summer. Maybe that’s because here in Michigan the snow seems never-ending and just thinking about summer makes me feel better. Hard to say. Anyway, have you given your summer much thought yet? We have a genius idea! Two words. Glass Getaway! Sounds amazing right? Okay, this is new so let me explain. As some of you may know we have 3 classrooms, however, we don’t typically run classes every day but that is about to change. June 22nd - June 30th we will have an event, class, or demo running in every classroom. For a total of 4 stained glass, 9 fusing, 6 flameworking, 3 mosaic classes and more. Now let’s talk details, shall we? June 22nd we kick off Glass Getaway with our FREE Fusing Forum Event. Then, starting Sunday, June 23rd we will have 25 class options and 5 guest instructors - don't miss Joy Munshower, Cathy Claycomb, Kent Lauer, Tim Drier and John Ferrando. Have I convinced you yet? If that wasn’t enough the nice people at Best Western of Okemos have agreed to drop their standard room rate of $147 down to $86 a night! Plus that includes a FREE shuttle ri

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Finding your perfect match can seem daunting, let us help play matchmaker by highlighting the traits that will help you fall head-over-heels for a kiln – then stay happy together for years to come. Here’s the short list of questions to ask when you’re looking for that special kiln. What size of projects do you want to make? (Leave room to grow together!) How much space do you have for a kiln? What are the electric requirements (plug type, wire gauge)? What features are important to you? What is your budget? Let’s face it – sometimes size really does matter. We’re talking kilns here people! It’s important to know where your kiln will fit in your life, creative pursuits, and space. The heartbreak of outgrowing your kiln is something we see all too often. While it’s hard to know exactly what you’ll be into a year or more down the road, it’s best to consider all your options now. Do you see something that excites you? Choose a kiln with enough room to fit the biggest mold you’re interested in, plus a few inches to spare. The next consideration is space – how will you

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Glass Fusing Comment

by Kayleigh Clark on Jun 13, 2019

Delphi Expert
113 Posts
Top Contributor Gallery Artist

Based on your second description it sounds like it is too hot, single layers shrinking trying to get to a 1/4" thick. The temperature doesn t sound too hot though. The first one may have worked out ok because it was larger but really if the smaller pieces shrunk, the first one should have also. I don t know what the wrinkling on the surface is. Maybe the paint was thicker on the second firing? If the second fire was too hot maybe the shrinking caused the wrinkling around the paint?

Glass Fusing Comment

by Kayleigh Clark on Jun 13, 2019

Delphi Expert
113 Posts
Top Contributor Gallery Artist

@krisd This question is subjective and depends on the size of the project, the type of glass being used, what kiln is being used, etc. When I fuse I typically ramp up all projects except my jewelry cabochons at 200* F an hour. Whichout knowing what your kiln settings are for Fast, Medium and Slow that is harder to answer. The other part of this is that the end temperature is what really helps define the end results. A basic tack fuse is around 1340* F again, depending on your kiln it might be a bit lower or higher, it will take some trial and error to find the perfect temperature for each kiln.

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