Gold Airplanes

Kaleidoscope focus (day 1)

Posted in fractals, glass work, kaleidoscopes by washleyill on July 28, 2010

This week I have the pleasure of working with Charles Karadimos, renown kaleidoscope crafter and record holder for creating the World’s largest kaleidoscope. I thought I’d throw that in there…

I’ll be documenting the process each step of the way, please forgive my phone’s poor quality photos

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Preparing to slump

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Trace the mold.

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Cover with a wash so that the glass doesn't stick.

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More wash.

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Cover the mold with foil. Flatten the foil. Trace the foil onto a glass sheet.

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Cut the glass out of the sheet.

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Clean the glass and cover with a low fire clear glaze. Lay the glass on the molds and then fire .

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