Glass Melting & Color Formulation
Mixing and melting of custom color for casting and glassblowing furnaces.
An interest in glass color formulation turned into a welcome rabbit hole:
Translating a crucible clay body into slip for casting;
Ram-press moldmaking for faster crucible production—a 3-D modeled and CNC milled hexagonal design in two sizes;
Batch mixing clear recipes from scratch, testing their casting quality, and choosing one as a color base;
Lost-wax castings of bunnies to demonstrate volume color in a range of 3mm—3in thickness. These "test tiles" provide information for future adjustment of dopant percentages.