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Batik Collection

Sue and I are always looking for new ideas and designs for glass. Recently, we've noticed a return to bold fun prints like Batiks. We turned to our friend Lena, who actually invented a process for designing Batik glass and got to work. The process is quite involved and takes much patience and practice. The majority of the work is done using glass powders and carving tools. Some pieces are fired three or four times before being complete. (That's about four days in the kiln!) We're delighted to introduce some of our new Batik designs and to let you know that there will be more on display at our Fall shows #Batik #fusedglassart #specialtyglass #FusedGlass #artstudio #artsandcraftsshow #artist

A New Member Of The Studio

Exciting news! Blazing Star Arts is now the proud owner of a vitrograph kiln, a kiln where glass flows out of the bottom of the furnace where it can be manipulated. So, what does that mean and how does it work? A pot of glass pieces is place inside the Vitrograph and fired to around 1700 degrees. This is done slowly so the glass melts evenly. Once molten, we use pliers or our hands, covered in heat proof gloves, to pull the glass down into different thicknesses and lengths of strands or rods. This is especially effective in creating branches and trunks for trees. This picture shows Sue pulling a long piece from a very hot kiln! You can see the glass is red (hot) where it comes out of the kil

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