I bought a new glass slumping mould a couple of months ago and finally had the opportunity to use it. The mould is the largest that will fit into my kiln so this is one of the largest piece I can make.
The dish is made with a clear glass base, one layer of glass powder in three colours covered with a random selection of blue frit (that what small pieces of glass are called – think grit), some clear glass and a surprise scattering of plum in a random pattern. (I thought I had chosen green lumps but it turned out to be plum instead!).
The glass was fused flat first which is the usual process. I then put the mould in the kiln and fired the glass again. I was totally thrilled with the result. I hope you agree. I will be taking it to Church Lane Gallery in Banbury because I’m very proud of it. I plan to make one in blues so we’ll see how that comes out. Firing glass is sometimes gives quite a surprising result. That’s what makes it fun.