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 right...so the pictures have some 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...
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