The design properties of this mould allow a multitude of options to create an elegant and decorative object or sculpture. The mould inside has fine but smooth details for easy colour placement (in casting) or to enhance the specific character of the subject. There are no under-cuttings to make sure the glass will easily separate from the mould after firing.
The options this mould offers are unlimited. You can use powders, frit, glass pieces or billets to create a different look and translucency. The mould texture can be accentuated by specific colour placement. You can vary the glass quantity to alter the size and thickness of the final piece. For a full mould you need approx. 3.6kg of glass.
Recommended Firing Chart
The chart shown below is also based on the assumption that you are using a top fired kiln, e.g. Paragon GL22, GL24, BVD Flat bed kilns etc.
Following this recommended firing chart will lead to a smooth piece of glass with a glossy surface. The finished piece will shrink somewhat, depending on the amount of glass used. Some coldworking on the edges with a diamond pad may be necessary. By lowering the temperature to a sinter firing (approx. 720°C) the piece will shrink less and have a 'sugary' look similar to pâte-de-verre.