Monthly Archives: July 2013

What is High Temperature Wire?

Whether you have been using it in your microwave kiln, or your “proper” kiln, you may be be wondering what “high temperature wire” actually is. You may also be rather baffled and somewhat irritated by the high price you have … Continue reading

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Cremated Plant Inclusions

Whether you use a big kiln or a little microwave kiln you’ll have noticed that fibre paper and ceramic ropes change when fired, first by turning black and then miraculously turning white again as their organic components burn away leaving … Continue reading

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Bubbles – Borax or Bicarb?

There are many products available to the glass worker that produce bubbles when used between layers of glass. Some have a specific COE, some are coloured, all seem to be rather expensive. And then there are other products that have … Continue reading

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Lead and Solder Inclusions

In a previous posting I started to explore the use of metal wires in a microwave kiln. This time I extend my exploration into the realms of lead and solder scraps as inclusions within glass. In some ways you could … Continue reading

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Science Meets Art – The Borax Bead Test

Science and art aren’t in opposition, so in this posting I will tell you about what I know as the borax bead test from my days studying science and from what little I know about ceramics. The twist is that … Continue reading

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