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Behind the Scenes

We’re MOVING! Our new location is in downtown Salt Lake City in a wonderful area with lots of artists and community organizations. In the meantime though, lots of packing…and hauling.

I’m also working hard to complete a new batch of artwork for the Glass in the Garden show at Red Butte Garden. The artist reception is Nov. 2 from 2-5 if you are in the Salt Lake Area, please stop by and say hi.

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Q & A Monday, 10/14/19

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Q: Aloha Jodi  I have two questions I hope you can help me with relating to Mica glass fusing powder. 
1. Can you recommend a medium to mix it with?  2. I would like to try to include it with safety glass project. Because the pieces are so small, how would you recommend mixing the two (Mica powder + safety glass). I hope to have a Christmas tree ornament. 
Thank you in advance! 

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Q & A Monday, 10/7/19

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Q: Hi,

I read your blog suggesting a harbor freight saw with a 10″ mk diamond blade for cutting bottles. Which MK Blade model do you use? My searches have found several lapidary versions. (For example, MK-301 versus mk-303.)

Thanks!

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Q & A Monday, 5/6/19

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Q: I have a 7″ saw but I can only cut small bottles because of the guard. I need one that can  retract. I’m just learning to cut and feel kinda lost.

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Q & A Monday, 4/29/19

Q: Hi Jodi,

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful information you provide on your website! I mostly work with 96 COE, but I also like to fuse wine bottles (using bottle molds) and give them as gifts for friends. I’ve always used the following fusing schedule: 350, 1050, 20; 200,1190,60; 9999,1415,5; 9999,950,120; 100,600,1. My results have varied, but generally, only about 1 in 3 bottles turn out clear with no devit or haze. This week, I tried your schedule for 1/4″ or 2 layers bottle glass. I used three different colored bottles (light green, dark green and clear) and got 3 perfect results. Yay! I hope this excellent result continues as I fuse more bottles. My question for you is about the anneal. If I understand your schedule correctly, the bottles are annealing at 1060 for 45 minutes. Is that correct? I know that bottle glass is a lower COE than fusible glass, but I’ve never seen an anneal at that temperature. Any insight you can provide is helpful as I’m just trying to better understand the annealing process. Thanks again for all you do!

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Q & A Monday, 3/4/19

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Q: I am using the precious metal ceramic lustres.  I’m still testing at the various temperature, but getting nowhere so any advice would be most welcome.

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Q & A Monday, 2/25/19

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Q: Hello Jodi,
I have a large piece (large for me) and do not have a mold on which I can slump the item.  I am hoping that I can kiln wash a dinner plate and slump the piece on that.  Do I have to drill holes in the slump mold?  Does it have to be a specific type of dinnerware?  i.e., Stoneware vs Porcelain?
Thanks,

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Q & A Monday, February 4, 2019

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