Category - ramblings

White

Bullseye, Fusing, ramblings, Testing

I’ve been having some beef with the most recent batch of White Tekta. Until now, I’ve had no problems with it at all, but the stuff I got in my last order has been playing up. After I convinced myself it wasn’t me, it was definitely the glass, I decided to do some investigating. White Tekta has the same formula as 0113 (normal white opal). The sheets I’ve had up until now have behaved exactly the same as 0113, with…

Murrine melting and my design process

Bullseye, Fusing, ramblings, System96

You’re probably aware that murrine chips placed on the surface of fused glass change their appearance dramatically between cold and fully fused. In many glass applications, murrine are designed to be seen in cross-section, for example the ubiquitous millefiori paperweights from Murano and vitrigraph platters and bowls made popular by Nathan Sandberg However, chips placed on the surface of a glass piece distort because of the 6mm rule. As y’all know, the surface tension of glass means that it wants…