"Pebbled" textured fiber paper

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"Pebbled" textured fiber paper

Postby rick4070 » Wed May 25, 2011 9:06 am

I saw some textured fiber paper in a studio in Newport, and am wondering if anybody has seen it elsewhere.

It was about 1/4" thick, and had a "pebbled" texture on the top, like the exposed "pea" gravel concrete sidewalks that you have seen.

They would cut 3/4" strips, form them into a rectangle/square, place a piece of glass over it and slump.

This left the rim of the plate with a neat textured surface.

The sheets were about 24"x36" or so.

I can't seem to find them anywhere.

Does anybody know where this is available, or how it could be made?
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Re: "Pebbled" textured fiber paper

Postby charlie » Wed May 25, 2011 11:12 am

why not contact them and ask?
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Re: "Pebbled" textured fiber paper

Postby rick4070 » Wed May 25, 2011 11:14 am

Well, I would, except that I can find no number or name of the studio/gallery in the Newport phone book, and I didn't think to ask when I was there....
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Re: "Pebbled" textured fiber paper

Postby marykaynitchie » Wed May 25, 2011 11:18 am

Newport in which state?

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Re: "Pebbled" textured fiber paper

Postby rick4070 » Wed May 25, 2011 11:23 am

I'm sorry, here in Oregon.

The studio/gallery is on the Bayfront, south side of the street, it has an art gallery above it, if that helps anybody that knows Newport...
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Re: "Pebbled" textured fiber paper

Postby bertglass » Wed May 25, 2011 6:54 pm

You are describing 1/4" 970 fiber paper which is made by 2 companies in the USA, Lydall and Unifrax, and is knocked off by the Chinese. This paper comes with a binder that has to be burned out. After the burnout it is quite weak. 970 papers come in several thicknesses, 1/32" 1/16" 1/8" 1/4". The papers come with different textures on top and bottom, One side is textured by a woven cloth, on which it is formed. The other side is randomly bumpy. You can cut shapes out of the papers and kiln carve glass on top of the shapes. Even the 1/32" paper will leave an easily discernable edge mark.
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Re: "Pebbled" textured fiber paper

Postby rick4070 » Tue May 31, 2011 2:25 pm

Bert,

Thanks for the reply.

Do you know of any distributors of the 1/4" Unifrax 970, here in Oregon, or the Northwest??
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Re: "Pebbled" textured fiber paper

Postby bertglass » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:44 am

rick4070 wrote:Bert,

Thanks for the reply.

Do you know of any distributors of the 1/4" Unifrax 970, here in Oregon, or the Northwest??
No, I am in New Hampshire.
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Re: "Pebbled" textured fiber paper

Postby rick4070 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:57 am

O.K.

Do you know of any distributors nationwide where I could order some?
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Re: "Pebbled" textured fiber paper

Postby joetotale » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:41 am

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