Category Archives: Frit

Glass Devitrification – Look Closer

I want to chatter about glass devitrification but there’s far too much to say in a single posting. Therefore I’ll start the topic by talking about correctly identifying devitrification. I will leave further related topics for future postings. As is … Continue reading

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Buzz Those Frits

For some time I’ve been using my fingers to sprinkle or place frits. I have also been tapping them out of a simple home-made frit dispenser. All very simple and low-tech but not very precise and rather laborious. So I … Continue reading

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Use Your Glass Grinder Waste!

For many years I have been accumulating dried glass grinder waste in huge pickle jars with no clear idea about what to do with it. But now I have. But what do you do with the sloppy mess in your … Continue reading

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Squirt Your Frits!

Today I want to reveal some more science that aids the artisan glass worker. It is the result of spotting the recommended use of Aloe Vera gel as a substitute for a more expensive commercial liquid stringer medium product by … Continue reading

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