I just loaded the mold of the sunflower center and am filled with uncertainty about whether the mold will fill properly. I chopped up two 8x4" billets of glass into 2-3 inch chunks so that the weight of the glass won't be too great in any particular spot to break the fine details in the plaster but also won't trap too many bubbles. It is now past midnight and the next thing I need to do is close the vents on the kiln at 11 am in the morning. The program is set so that the glass will get to melting temperature at about 12:30 tomorrow when I'll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and hopefully can peek into the kiln and find the glass slowly seeping into the negative spaces around the perimeter of the casting without first deciding to pour over the sides of the mold! We'll see. But in the meantime I've got to get some sleep. Nighty night! (P.S The glass looks clear now, but after firing it should be a burnt red color!
10/30/2022 02:44:08 am
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Kim is a glassblower, gardener and choral singer. She is a Canadian transplant, living happily in Oakland, CA with her husband Barry Stone.