Sometimes a girl just has to melt a whole bunch of glass. I’m working on samples for a possible project, so thought I’d give a quick run through of setting up and firing a bunch of pot melts. The end goal is 4 large pieces and 2 color samples. I’ll be casting 4 solid colors and 2 mixed colors.
The top layer has four smaller castings, a circle and square, both of which are 6″ wide, and two 4″ square tiles. The larger casting will be done in commercially available pots, the tiles in ceramic molds that I made myself. The two larger pieces will be forest green and yellow. The two smaller will be the mixed colors. Each of the smaller pots has 9 oz. of glass, 3 oz. of color, and 6 oz of clear. I then added an additional 1.5 oz of clear to compensate for the glass that will stick to the pot.
The pots have to have a larger hole made in the bottom, something around 3/4″ is the best. To keep my glass from falling out of the bottom, I put a large chunk of tempered glass over the hole first.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the before firing, so here is the post firing after using a basic potmelt casting schedule:
And yes, we will be talking about compatibility very soon.