Thursday, November 26, 2009

Slumping

The second class at the Crucible was focused on slumping. The idea behind slumping is to heat the glass so that it softens and slumps, adopting the shape of whatever it is laying on. I focused again mostly on experimenting, to get a sense of what to expect, and produced two pieces:

The two pictures below illustrate how the technique works. The 3 layers of waves under the boat have been created by stacking up 3 layers of thick fiber under the transparent glass pane, and the outline of the snail uses the same technique.

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