Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Splash Art!

Sometime way back, I accidentally created something that looked like a splash, and thought it genuinely cool. There are vague memories of trying to recreate it, failing on the first attempt, and then moving on to some other glassy attraction. Now, years later, I got to fooling around with it again and the results are here for the whole world to roll their eyes at. 

Besides the wall splashes and bowl splashes that are covered in the video, I also made a couple dozen Fridge-a-mator Splats. They only bear mentioning because I took them to a recent craft fair and sold out in no time. Go figure!

Fridge-a-mator Splats
If you create your own instead of using the patterns on the Project PDF, here are a few pointers that seem to matter:

- Vary the leg length:  short, medium, long.
- Vary the leg shape: curved and not so curved.
- Don't place every curve curving in the same direction; (decidedly unsplashlike).
- Split two opposing curves with a not-so-curved.

Go ahead float a few of these fluid forms in front of the pool-party-public and see how they fly. You might be surprised!



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16 comments:

  1. Thank you, can't wait to try these.

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  2. Using the simpler method that has less waste its really tricky to ensure that all the legs don't end up the same length... I thought I had but now they seem the same... they still have promise even if they seem a little large for European fridges ☺

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  3. Hi Jim. Love your ideas! I tried the splash in both transparent and opal glass. The transparent was fine on the opal, the triangles at the tips didn't seem to melt totally into the piece. You can still see the raised shape. My kiln usually full fuses at 1450 but I used your schedule for the first try. Do you think it would fully fuse better if I let it soak a bit longer at the top temp?
    Thanks!

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    1. Sorry! My reply got listed as a comment ... Answer: Yes it will ... I would add both time and temperature.

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  4. Yes it will ... I would add both time and temperature.

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  5. I made three different ones and they have been mounted on the (outside) wall of my workshop. Absolutely love them!

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  6. What is the best type of glass to use on wall mounted splashes? opalescent or transparent?

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    1. Do you want to see through the glass, or not? I prefer opaques for wall mounting ...

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  7. is that the same as opalescent?

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  8. Bellas muy hermosas sus cosas estoy intentando hacerlas lastima que no entiendo el idioma me gustaría preguntar muchas cosas..gracias por lo que trasmite..

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  9. Bellísimas las cosas que publica;estoy intentando aprender;lastima que no entiendo el idioma porque me gustaría saber temperaturas o materiales de todas formas gracias por trasmitir tantas cosas bellas...

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    1. Susana, vaya a http://www.glasshoppa.com/Contact.php y contácteme por correo electrónico. Mantenga sus preguntas simples ... Gracias : )

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