Glass Formulation Update

I brought the furnace up again in winter of 2016, made a bunch of material for casting (cullet, cane, shard, billet), and finished some additional testing on the batch and color compatibility.  I’ll post some notes about compatibility separately.  In short, its possible to melt batch glass with very little variation in compatibility from batch […]

Glass Formulation

I have established a formulation for a dual-purpose glass which appears to be great for both blowing and kilnforming applications.  A dual purpose glass will facilitate the complete integration of hot-working techniques in art glass applications.  Spruce Pine 87 shows appreciable devitrification after only a single firing in kiln-casting applications.  Other commercially available batch glasses are marginally […]