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Designing with Part Sheets

Postby Chris_Petrauskas » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:35 am

Watch the Lesson at:

Please discuss and comment in this thread.

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Re: Designing with Part Sheets

Postby kbird » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:11 am

Hi Chris,

I enjoyed the Designing with Part sheets lesson. I made a design sheet and attempted to insert that in the middle of my plate. However, I ended up with seams. What is your suggestion for minimizing or reducing these seams?

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Re: Designing with Part Sheets

Postby TIME2FUSE » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:45 am

Karen, I had the same problem with "seams" showing. Did you get a suggestion to deal with issue?
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Re: Designing with Part Sheets

Postby marykaynitchie » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:53 am

Thank you for posting on this frequently asked question!

Seams in kilnforming have something in common with seams in clothing--you can minimize them through careful craftsmanship, but they are almost never completely invisible.

Using dams on the periphery can keep seams minimal, because these reduce the movement of the top surface of the glass.

Also, the glass surface against the kiln shelf has the least amount of movement at process temperature, so firing face down can also minimize seams, if you don't pick up shelf primer or paper.

Having your pieces clean and fitting tightly minimizes seams.

I hope this helps. Let us know if you try any of these variables, and what results you observe.

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Re: Designing with Part Sheets

Postby jestersbaubles » Sat May 16, 2015 5:02 pm

Here is a new blog post of mine on using combing pieces in a larger design... basically, Part Sheets :).

I hope you find something useful in it!


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