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Creating Positives: Making Space and Time for Your Glass Art Projects

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At Delphi Glass, we firmly believe that glass art does us all so much good. From fueling our creativity to busting stress, it’s a necessary action that we must make both time and space for. Most people start off making glass art as a hobby before they decide it’s what they want to do as their life’s work.   Even if you don’t pursue glass art as a profession though, it’s still wise to invest the time and space needed to unleash your creative potential. To find creative space to work in even in the smallest quarters. A seldom-used coat closet can easily be converted into an amazing workspace. You don’t need a huge workshop in order to bring your creativity to life with glass art. Even a small space devoted to creating will have a big impact on your happiness and health. Delphi Glass has all the tools and equipment you need to outfit any studio, from the really big to the truly tiny. Find space to make your own creative oasis by thinking outside the box.   Speaking of thinking outside the box, another way to bring about wellness through creativity is to challenge yourself with learning something new. Maybe you’

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Creating Wellness through Glass Art

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Photo credit: Green Earth Glass   We all know that making something beautiful feels good, but did you know that there are health perks too? It’s true! The creative process of planning your projects while overcoming the obstacles you face when bringing your glass art ideas to life is stimulating for the brain on so many levels. While it may be challenging to try a new technique or even a new form of glass art, the entire process is actually more relaxing for your brain than you think, all the while stimulating it for growth.   The end result is a gorgeous piece of glass art and a refreshed mind. You really need to do this for yourself to bring more peace and harmony into your world. At Delphi Glass, we completely agree with this which is why we offer our classes year-round. Sign up for one of them to expand your creativity and feel well through your glass art creations.   Dan Daniels feels this is one of the cornerstones of Delphi Glass. “In a world where you can access everything instantly from your hand with smartphones, we’re constantly flooded with bad news. It is so essential to unplug from that, and that&rsquo

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Glass Fusing Comment

by Karina Foster on Nov 24, 2017

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@tiptondf While some artists are able to successfully fire glass in a ceramic kiln, it is a much more challenging process than fusing in a glass kiln. Glass kilns typically have elements in the lids that allow the glass to heat more evenly, whereas ceramic kilns often only have elements around the outside perimeter. Because of this difference, and the difference in firing chamber size it is important to be cautious not to heat or cool the kiln too quickly as the risk of thermal shock is greater in this configuration. Additionally, ceramic kilns are usually designed with a lot of depth for tall artworks and to allow multiple shelves to be stacked. While this is fine for ceramics, positioning multiple shelves for glass firing can create uneven heating and heat distribution. The result of this may be some projects over-firing while others are under-fired, as well as increased risk of thermal shock. To best determine how to use the built-in controller you may wish to reach out to the manufacturer or a ceramic supply business that is more familiar with the operation of the controller as it relates to heating rates in that particular model of kiln. Additionally, there are multiple types of pyrometric cones, and using them to gauge temperature isn't an absolute measure, as style of cones, heating rate and firing time can impact their performance. It appears most process temperatures for glass fusing can be achieved between a cone 019 and 013. You can find more information about cones by conducting a web search for pyrometric cone temperature charts. For more information about preferred glass firing schedules you can visit https://www.delphiglass.com/page/knowledgeBaseView?KBItemID=90

Glass Fusing Comment

by tiptondf on Nov 23, 2017

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I just inherited an older Duncan kiln that uses cones I want to fuse answer slump glass in this as it is larger than my glass kiln. What cones do I use and how long does it need to fire there are 2 dials on kiln having low,med, and high

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