Sunday, October 17, 2010

Platter One...Done!

Between these 3 photo's it might be possible that you can get a sense of the final results of this turkey platter.
Glass it difficult to photograph and I can't seem to make my flash turn off...I have done it before but either the feature now won't co-operate, or I am not doing the turn off thing the pictures have some glare.

This side to picture has the least glare....
This is not a decal...the process for vitreous staining and enameling to glass has been explained before on this blog so I will kind of just highlight.
The colors are fine ground glass chips with minerals and ores in the mix and flux as well to help imbed the mixture down into the glass creating new glass with a specific design.
High kiln heat fuses the mixture into the substrate and each color has a specific maturation temperature...too much that color fires out.. the chips remain they are glass
the ores are touchy.
So you need to schedule the different color layers according to temperature.
Yesterday marked the last kiln visit for this platter...
Thank you for stopping in!


miz katie said...

Oooh, wow! That is stunning, Mary. You must be so proud of yourself. Seriously! Very nice.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

THis is stunning !!
Beautiful to display.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Mary! What a masterpiece! Just gorgeous! And the lettering is so nice and neat, too. Beautiful! :-)