Updated: Oct 18, 2020
The above images demonstrate a few stages in making a cast glass platter. The first stage in making a platter such as the one above is fusing various coloured strips of glass into rods, these are then cut either by hand or using a saw. The pieces of coloured rod are then rearranged on a kiln shelf with dam walls to prevent overflow and fired to 810 degrees celsius. The product of this firing is then polished by hand on the surface and on the edges using a linisher, a wet belt sander, to achieve a perfect finish. The piece is then fire polished at 710 degrees celsius and finally slumped into a simple ceramic mould.