Ready to Slump
It’s strange to be typing “Ready to Slump” when I haven’t cut any glass! But I’ve jumped on the up-cycling bandwagon with my first attempt to turn a wine bottle into a snack tray. (The pink drips are primer that splashed over the side. Without primer, molten glass will stick to everything.)
I removed the labels from the bottle with a razor blade after soaking it in water to soften them. Then I used Goo Gone to get rid of all traces of adhesive. Finally, I cleaned the glass with my usual glass cleaner, just like I would any fused piece.
Into the Kiln
Molds and shelves are always propped up on posts to promote air circulation and even heating.
As you can see, the bottle neck has curved downward, touching the table, to form a handle for the tray. It’s a dynamic and flowing design that I think is outstanding. Add the earth-friendly touch, and I think this is a total winner.
SLUMP FUSING SCHEDULE (RUN TIME 5:07, 11.3 kWh)
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