Clear Transparent 001101
Clear Transparent Sheet Glass
Very faint green tint when viewed on edge.
Stable. No color shift.
Fusible / Bullseye-compatible.
For Rainbow Iridescent Textures
001101-0024, -0025, -0044, -0046, -0048, -0054, -0056
Lay-up: When Firing Rainbow Iridescent Texture sheet glasses face up on the top layer of a 6mm construction, some of the original texture often remains, even when firing to a full fuse (1490°F/810°C).
Detail of Clear Prismatic Rainbow Iridescent and 3mm Clear fired to a full fuse.
For Rainbow Iridescent Clear-on-Clear (004102-0031, 004202-0031, 4302, 4402)
Lay-up: When Firing Rainbow Iridescent Clear-on-Clear sheet glasses face up on the top layer of a 6mm construction, much of the original texture often remains, even when firing to a full fuse (1490°F/810°C). This is especially noticeable where the iridescent coating has wrapped around the raised accessory glass elements (frit, stringer, confetti).*
For more information, please see Bullseye Brainstorm: Textures & Irids.
*Rainbow Iridescent Collage, Black Chopstix (004400-0031) shares this characteristic.
Detail of Clear Chopstix and 3mm Clear fired to a full fuse.
Double-Rolled & Single-Rolled Sheets
Most solid-color sheets are double-rolled. A few styles are also available in single-rolled sheets, and will have a smooth, undulating surface on the front, and orange-peel texture on the back side.
Single-rolled glass can produce dappled lighting effects that are highly valued in stained glass applications.
Clear. May have a green cast when viewed from the end.
Torch: This clear has very few internal bubbles and is very suitable for encasing. To avoid reduction, work with 001101-0576 in a neutral-to-oxidizing flame atmosphere.
Kiln: Working properties and kilnformed characteristics are consistent with sheet glass. See sheet glass notes for this style.
Clear Transparent Frit
Frit size relates to bubble population: In general, when kilncasting with frit in open faced molds and containment systems, larger grain sizes trap larger bubbles. With smaller grain sizes, the bubble size decreases while the frequency increases, creating a hazy or opaque effect from otherwise transparent material. This effect can also be observed when kilnforming with heavier applications of frit and powder.
Clear, Iridescent, Transparent Frit
Clear Iridescent Frit is made of crushed rainbow iridized sheet glass (001101-0031), which has a thin, metallic coating on one side. As frit, the coating is more evident in larger grain sizes (-05, -03), where it has greater surface area. With smaller grains (-02, -01, -08) the coating is not present on each piece of frit due to the nature of the crushing process and the resulting grain sizes.
Working notes: Irid frit may be used as a design element on sheet glass to create subtle glints of rainbow iridescence; here shown on the surface of a 6mm clear sheet, taken to a full fuse (1490°F, 810°C). The color effects from the pieces of iridescent coating are more noticeable with reflected light paired with a dark background.
Usage suggestions: Use the Extra Large or Coarse Frit in cast tiles or thick cast bowls for subtle, metallic effects. Apply Medium and Fine Frit to sheet glass for a hint of glint. In comparison, effects with powder are even more subtle. When working on sheet glass, iridescence generally has more contrast with darker-valued styles.
Kilncast samples illustrate usage in open faced molds and containment systems, where minimal flow was needed to achieve the form. Learn more in this Quick Tip
Clear Transparent Stringer
Clear Transparent Billets
Clear Transparent Ribbon