Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Experimenting with Silver Stain

Here are a few test pieces I did at the start of this year, experimenting with silver stain which stains the glass yellow-brown; the darkness depending on the temperature of the firing and the consistency of the mixture. I don't particularly like the effect when it turns the glass yellow, but I love this particular amber result:

After they had been fired, I then sandblasted some areas to remove the silver stain to finer lines than I could have painted it on to. I sandblasted both sides of the glass and I actually really love the results. Even though these were only experiments, I could imagine using these techniques to produce a layered finished piece.

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