Monday, October 20, 2014

Belladonna: Dragon Scales

This is Belladonna "Dragon Scales." Belladonna is a boutique glass from Arrow Springs with a small palette, but some cool stuff.

It is a deep emerald green transparent rod, and reduces easily. However, I had a high degree of metallic lustre on the items going into the kiln, most of which had disappeared when I took it out. The places that looked to be "over-reduced" when I put them into the kiln - with a milky aspect, were the only places that the reduction survived as the blue and aqua swirls, as shown here.

So definitely not what I was expecting - but attractive in their own right. Next time, I will reduce it longer, probably with the glass hotter (still glowing) and over all, more aggresively.

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