We Did It!!!
We set our (4th) kiln up and had our first vitrigraph cane pull! Yahoo!!! [So, yeah … it’s THAT kiln, the vitrigraph kiln … Which will forever be called ‘She Who Causes Broken Wing’ … I ❤ her!]
We still have a lot of fine tuning to do – but – I’m happy! Definitely having issue with temperature control and flow from the pot (- according to the readings on the manual pyrometer, we were dancing between 1550-1725 degrees) … Our cane never did ‘pull’ as easy as the Bullseye video demo. I’m thinking our crucible needs to have a larger opening … We’ll see.
And, while I had my stack all nice, layered and round within the pot – we didn’t have much luck with simple concentric cane. But – I LOVE these colors!!! And – DH can’t complain, cuz I didn’t spend any (additional) money for this experiment (… YET)! HAHA!
Congratulations! Best thing I did for myself was to buy a square bottomless stainless steel vitrigraph pot from Bonny Doon (Laurie Spray).
A lot of time saved and no additional scrap glass cutting squares.
In my kiln I pull murrini between 1450 and 150. There is another FB group called Vitrigraoh Support or something like that.
Your colors were beautiful.
I have my first project on my blog bstiverson.wordpress.com
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