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Fusing glass to ceramic

Postby apunton » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:34 am

I want to fuse glass frit to bisque fired ceramic bowls. When i try this as part of a ceramic glaze firing @ 1220'c only blue glass retains the colour. What special glass should I use to get yellows, reds and orange? Or should I first glaze fire the ceramic then use a glass fuse temperature schedule to add the glass the ceramic bowl?
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Re: Fusing glass to ceramic

Postby marykaynitchie » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:47 am

You don't mention what kind of glass you are using, but soft glass is probably more similar to ceramic glaze than it is to clay, and glaze is generally applied and fired in a second firing, correct? That's what I recall from high school art classes. Let me know if I am mistaken.

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Re: Fusing glass to ceramic

Postby apunton » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:54 am

Oh yes, I should have said which glass I 'm using!
I use Bullseye Coarse Frit coe 90.
You are correct in that the second ceramic firing is for the glazing.
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Re: Fusing glass to ceramic

Postby marykaynitchie » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:03 am

I think that you should apply the glass in a second firing, with a firing cycle designed for the glass. Keep in mind that glass is very likely to be incompatible with your clay body, and may not stick nicely. Keep us posted with results from your experiments!

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