Casting a Glass Platter
Updated: Oct 18, 2020
To achieve greater depth of colour and thickness of the finished platter this piece has been created by cutting strips of glass and turning them edge on. The strips are then placed in a mould in the kiln and heated to 810 degrees celcius. After cooling slowly the glass can be worked on grinding machinery to shape and polish the edges and faces. The glass is then returned to the kiln, placed on a slumping mould and heated to 670 degrees celcius to achieve the final form.