Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CiM 814 Frozen

Let it go, let it go ... actually - I loved the movie and the endless references to it don't bother me at all.

This is CiM's Frozen, and it is a translucent white, denser than Cirrus.

Here, you can see it next to a rod of Cirrus (on the left)

Presented by itself, as a white spacer, it is just a little off white. It is a well-behaved glass, and not shocky, so if you have been attempting to use Effetre's Anice White and the shockiness of it is making you insane, try this. I haven't tested the reactive properties of it, (compared to Anice) - but I can tell you - the latest batch of Anice I have had access to is pretty much unworkable. I know people who are actually throwing it out.


 Here we have a tube bead, black core, left side is encased with Cirrus, and right side is encased with Frozen. The Frozen is substantially denser, and would need to go down in a much thinner layer to get the same effect.

 So, why work with a translucent white at all, you might be saying? Well, the translucent whites are stiffer than the fully opaque whites, which means that if you are doing something sculptural and it needs to hold it's shape instead of softening into a flat, gooey puddle, choose one of the translucent whites - Anice, Frozen, ... and Laucha has a stiff white that strikes in the kiln.

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