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Jan 13

Blue and Violet glass

This glass is made with amethyst frit and cobalt frit.  The cobalt turns an iridescent lavender when it’s incandescent hot.  It reminds me of the pinkish-lavender that some cobalt based underglazes have.    It’s hard to see the color in this light, because it’s so dark, but it’s intense dark blue with dots of violet.

Jan 11

Amythest and Iris Gold glass

I like the Iris Gold color because it’s unpredictable.  Sometimes it’s clear yellow, but it interacted with the amythest to create a shimmery blue in some lights.  It reduces to a mirrored finish, like raku glazes, but I prefer it translucent.

Jan 10

Adventurine Glass

I combined Adventurine green with Iris Gold in this glass.  It didn’t have a favorable alteration.  Not bad, but not as exciting as the Amythest and Iris.

Jan 09

Red Glass

This glass is my first.  It’s so small that I use it to hold toothpicks.  It also has a crack in it, probably from a temperature change.  It held up through the annealing, so I think it will serve as a toothpick-holder for many years yet.

Jan 08

Orange Glass

This is one of my first drinking glasses.  I realized that I didn’t photograph the rest of the ornaments I made, and now they’re packed up with the Christmas decorations, so I won’t post them after all.  I’ll post the other four glasses one at a time, because they each deserve their own page.