Wednesday, June 08, 2011
CiM Ghee - Yet again
Yeah - by now you must be sick of hearing about this glass.
Did these at the studio where I teach. Set up is a little different, Natural Gas vs Propane, Tanked Oxygen vs Concentrator. Elderly kiln that leaks like a sieve and has mysterious, unknown annealing cycle that appears to work, so we don't mess with it. Still a Mid-Range torch, but with the tanked Oxy - much, much hotter. Three concentrators still can't match tanked oxygen. ;-)
However, I suspect the annealing cycle is much cooler - and see how much lighter these came out. I did these about an hour before the ramp down.
Interesting, eh? Let's say this glass kiln strikes - that's probably the easiest way to think of it. Hot temps mean darker colours.