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Q & A Monday, 2/3/20

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Q: Good morning. I took your class online and enjoyed it very much. I had a question about using Corelle plates. The material is tempered glass. But I’m concerned it may be toxic. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your creativity.

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Q & A Monday, January 13, 2020

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Q: Hey Jody, you sound like a great person with a lot of experience, thank you for your willingness to help all us glass “artists” (quotes is me… “artist”)

So my question is, while using a wine bottle for a wind chime, I would rather not have to sand sand sand the bottom, I’d like to coat that raw edge with SOMETHING, but don’t know what that might be.

I’d like some kind of clear coat that would make it safe so customers wouldn’t get cut on that bottom edge, and I’d also add copper tape to that bottom edge, would look pretty.

Your thoughts?? Thank you in advance.

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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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