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Fusing carnival glass?
« on: February 24, 2007, 06:43:11 PM »
Does anyone know if you can slump carnival glass?  Does the irridescence make it unsuitable?   ???

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Re: Slumping carnival glass?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 08:06:41 PM »
Or would you need to slump it and then Carnival-ise it, I wonder?  Interesting question that, Max. Perhaps Glen will know.  8)


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Re: Slumping carnival glass?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007, 08:14:16 PM »
Glen will know.

But I think that the carnival treatment will burn if it is reheated.  I have owned some pieces which appeared to have been too hot when they were sprayed and there were burn marks or bubbles in the carnival finish.


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Re: Slumping carnival glass?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007, 08:50:18 PM »
Hmm...burn?  :o  That's a worrying thought Connie.  :-\

Anne, I was going to slump existing carnival glass, bits of broken plates etc...I can do that at Uni - as long as they let me put that type of glass in the kiln!   ;)

Edit!   Realised I'd made a mistake, my apologies for confusion!  It's really FUSING the glass, not slumping it - sorry!   :-[

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Re: Fusing carnival glass?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2007, 09:18:15 PM »
It depends how hot it got, but I think you could lose the iridescence. Certainly it is likely to crizzle and crack a lot (open up, a little like stretch iridescence).
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Re: Fusing carnival glass?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2007, 09:42:35 PM »
Awww Max, I was thinking in terms of Carnivalised Fiestaware!  :P  I'd love to try fusing glass.

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Re: Fusing carnival glass?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2007, 10:11:47 PM »
Slumping glass should require no more than 700 deg to allow the glass to go malleable - not sure how that fits in with the carnival finish. Not sure the temperature for fusing, but probably about the same.
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Re: Fusing carnival glass?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 10:15:02 PM »
Awww Max, I was thinking in terms of Carnivalised Fiestaware!  :P  I'd love to try fusing glass.

Coo, there's a thought!  <recoils slightly>  ;)

Crizzling and stretch would be welcomed  :) sparks flying from the irridescence burning off wouldn't! 

Thanks for the tip David.  :)
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Re: Fusing carnival glass?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2007, 10:23:43 PM »
Sometimes Chance went as low as 620 deg. and I think it depending on the transfer or enamel used and the type of item being slumped. Simple slumps could probably operate at much lower temperatures.
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