03-16-2013, 06:06 PM
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It's a bad cell phone pic, but was thinking about making myself a set of dishes. Not sure on the patterns, colors, or shapes yet, but am thinking just something simple for now. What do you think?

[Image: blueorange_zpsad781587.jpg]

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 03-16-2013, 06:59 PM
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Interesting! Out of glass!? How on earth (or anywhere else for that matter) does one do that?

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 03-16-2013, 07:11 PM
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Thanks Brian. It is kiln formed glass. The first firing is used to fuse the glass into a single piece and the second to shape it over a mold.

I will take some pics of the next piece I make.

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 03-16-2013, 08:34 PM
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  • freddy
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Beautiful, Dale! I hope you'll also add pics when you finish the set.

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 03-17-2013, 10:27 AM
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Dale, wow, those look beautiful!

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 03-18-2013, 01:20 PM
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Thanks Guys. Here are a few more pics not from my cell phone.

[Image: ThreePieces_zpsd67c6a59.jpg]

[Image: blueorangetray_zpse7039b76.jpg]

[Image: blueorangebowl_zpse459e17d.jpg]

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 03-18-2013, 01:24 PM
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Well, aren't you a talented individual. Those look very nice Dale.

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 03-18-2013, 01:51 PM
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Dale, those are really incredible. Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

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 03-18-2013, 05:07 PM
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Dale,

Very nice! Artistic talent evident in these pieces.

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 03-18-2013, 07:19 PM
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Great color combination and regal style. Those are money makers!

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 03-18-2013, 07:23 PM
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Unbelieveable!

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 03-19-2013, 06:16 AM
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You gentlemen are too kind. Thanks for the nice words.

I will post some more pics as I make some more progress...

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 03-19-2013, 08:33 AM
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(03-19-2013, 06:16 AM)PanChango Wrote: I will post some more pics as I make some more progress...

Hi Dale

Those dishes look excellent! Clap

Please do and if you have the time, could you please document the process you go through to make them (maybe a photo of each stage)...

Take care, Mike

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 03-19-2013, 10:42 AM
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Dale, those look awesome!! Very distinctive!

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 03-20-2013, 07:15 AM
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Those are actually really nice looking.

How long does it usually take to make them?

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 03-20-2013, 07:55 AM
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(03-19-2013, 08:33 AM)mikeperry Wrote:
(03-19-2013, 06:16 AM)PanChango Wrote: I will post some more pics as I make some more progress...

Hi Dale

Those dishes look excellent! Clap

Please do and if you have the time, could you please document the process you go through to make them (maybe a photo of each stage)...

Take care, Mike

Next time I have a chance to make some, I will photo document the process. My photography skills are a bit lacking.

(03-20-2013, 07:15 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: Those are actually really nice looking.

How long does it usually take to make them?

This is probably more detailed than you wanted to know.

The cutting really didn't take very long, maybe a half hour to cut each dish (including set up etc). For these pieces each had 2 separate firings in the kiln which take about 12 - 14 hours from start to finish. The fusing cycle (making multiple pieces into one) ramps up at 300F per hour to 1300F(holds one hour there to normalize temp through the piece), full ramp to 1450F, hold 10 min, full ramp to 960F, hold 45 mins to anneal. Then it turns off and cools to room temperature. Slumping (shaping the piece) takes less time, ramp 300F per hour to 1265F, hold 8 minutes, full ramp to 960F, hold one hour to anneal. Turn off and cool to room temperature.

Even though there is only about 2 hours worth of labor in these three dishes, with the multiple firings, that is close to a week worth of time involved.

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 03-20-2013, 02:15 PM
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The talents of our members continue to amaze me and I enjoy seeing the fruits of their labors. Dale, if and when you finish this set, I cannot wait to see all of the pieces.

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 03-21-2013, 08:18 AM
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(03-20-2013, 07:55 AM)PanChango Wrote:
(03-19-2013, 08:33 AM)mikeperry Wrote:
(03-19-2013, 06:16 AM)PanChango Wrote: I will post some more pics as I make some more progress...

Hi Dale

Those dishes look excellent! Clap

Please do and if you have the time, could you please document the process you go through to make them (maybe a photo of each stage)...

Take care, Mike

Next time I have a chance to make some, I will photo document the process. My photography skills are a bit lacking.

(03-20-2013, 07:15 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: Those are actually really nice looking.

How long does it usually take to make them?

This is probably more detailed than you wanted to know.

The cutting really didn't take very long, maybe a half hour to cut each dish (including set up etc). For these pieces each had 2 separate firings in the kiln which take about 12 - 14 hours from start to finish. The fusing cycle (making multiple pieces into one) ramps up at 300F per hour to 1300F(holds one hour there to normalize temp through the piece), full ramp to 1450F, hold 10 min, full ramp to 960F, hold 45 mins to anneal. Then it turns off and cools to room temperature. Slumping (shaping the piece) takes less time, ramp 300F per hour to 1265F, hold 8 minutes, full ramp to 960F, hold one hour to anneal. Turn off and cool to room temperature.

Even though there is only about 2 hours worth of labor in these three dishes, with the multiple firings, that is close to a week worth of time involved.

thanks.

have you ever made beer mugs or beer glasses?

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