Wednesday, January 22, 2020

CiM 828 Porpoise

CiM 828 Porpoise. This is an almost neutral grey, with that ability to look different, depending on the surrounding colors. With black, it looks pure grey, but takes on a bluish or greenish tone if next to those colours. It's a nice colour to work, and it really does make me think of porpoises and dolphins

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Effetre 279 Marmo Viola

A rather pleasant shade of streaky lavender. I expected it to come out more grey than it did, and if you put it next to a really bright, saturated colour it will tend to look Gray . But it's not really a neutral it really is a streaky faded French lavender colour. Very pretty

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Monday, January 06, 2020

Eff210 Comparison

Comparing Eff210H and Eff210 Avocado. The "H" means handpulled (vs machine pulled) - you will notice some variations in the thickness of the rods. But  I'm not seeing any significant variation in the colours, between the hand-pulled oh, and the Machine pulled. Avocado, itself, could be called the colour of sludge. Or mud. However, if you get over it not being a very pretty colour, It is a very useful colour if you doing Organics or you need a neutral background, or you are doing something sculptural. Makes good horses and elephants. It's also good to know that you get interesting colours when you cool it rapidly, like mashing or using a press. note the leaves. 👍👍👍😁

H on the left, machine pulled on the right.

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Sunday, January 05, 2020

Eff419-O Comparison

I have two batches of Eff419-O apricot orange here. I can't remember which one is older. The -O, top bunch, are the rougher textured rods, and they came out quite streaky and creamy, kind of a creamsicle effect. The -OO, bottom, is a richer, more saturated color, some variations in color with heat, but overall, a more consistent color.  Both are really nice, just different from each other.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Eff 206 comparison

Effetre 206R Sunset Rose vs 206 Sunset. Both are a streaky, layered rod, and there isn't too much difference. The original 206 seems to have more orange, but overall, both are pretty variable. 
Below, the newer 206R
And the 206 original
And side by side
All of them come out with a warm brownish overtone which is something of s surprise. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Eff 032 verde roseta

Effetre 032 Verde Roseta. A very deep and beautiful green. Very dark. You are going to have to use it thin to appreciate its color. Like stringers for vines. 😉😃😃😃

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Monday, November 04, 2019

Eff 262 Powder Pink Comparison

Effete 262 Powder Pink. I have two different batches of powder pink here. One is the old batch, and the rods are more of a grayish Brown than pink, and the new rods are machine pulled and more of a streaky pink colour in the rod. They both come out true to the colour in the rod with the new pink rods being a much better colour.
However, these new machine pulled rods, well at least the ones that I had on my desk, were really shocky. I even tried annealling them, and no difference. You're going to have to preheat these or pull it out into Stringer or work in some manner that doesn't involve getting a big gather of glass, the way I do. The colour is better, if you're looking for a pink, but highly shocky. The older rods are not shocky, but you'd be hard-pressed to call them pink. They are a lovely natural beige brown variation, but not really in the family of pink. 😉🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

Eff 267 Calico again

Eff 267 Calico again. I made a large base bead to build a dragon on and I like the pattern so much I just put it aside and made another with a dragon. You can see there's kind of an interesting texture on the glass, because it devitrifies and then you can bring it back but it's still a little textured. I was quite successful in getting these to be mostly not devitrified. More successful actually than I expected to be. The variability is really cool and it comes out really rather different than you would expect from looking at the rod which is purple and yellow. 😉🙂🙂🙂🐉🐉

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Mou again

Effetre Mou ... I keep misspelling this as Mau, Mao, Muo ... sigh. Dragon. 🐉🐉🐉🐉😉😀😀

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