Bon Appetit Texture Tile Mold for Glass Slumping

Product Description
Mold measures 7 x 13 inches. Earthenware ceramic tiles work wonderfully to texture glass in a kiln. Generally, any glass piece can be heated and textured on a texture tile. For the most reliable results the use of fusible glass is recommended and if more than one piece of glass is to be fused together, the glass pieces must be of the same COE. Once textured, the glass can be slumped to create lovely vessels or displayed flat as panels or sun catchers. With the use of a common slumping firing schedule and most slump molds, the texture will remain intact. The flat or slumped textured glass can be painted using a variety of post firing color products such as the opaque and translucent Color MagicTM colors featured in many of the projects pictured. The basic procedure for the use of Creative Paradise, Inc. texture tiles and design tiles follows: ? Apply a quality glass separator to the tile according to the manufacturer's instructions. If using a water-based glass separator, the water must be completely driven from the ceramic tile before use with glass. Take care not to choose a glass separator that is excessively thick as the separator can fill in too much detail.
 
Manufacturer recommends the following firing sequence:
 
 
 Once the texture tile is prepared, place the glass piece or pieces in the kiln and fire the project using the following firing schedule:
  • Rate 1–300  Temp 1–1360  Hold1 –20minutes
  • Rate 2–300  Temp 2–1465  Hold 2–10minutes
  • Rate 3–9999  Temp 3–960  Hold 3–60minutes
  • Rate 4–100  Temp 4–825  Hold 4–0minutes

• After the kiln has cooled naturally, remove the textured glass from the kiln and tile. Wash any residual glass separator from the surface of the glass using soap and water and a scouring pad if necessary.

• If a subsequent slump is desired, apply a glass separator to the selected slump mold (GM02 Square Sushi and GM17 Rectangle Sushi molds by Creative Paradise, Inc. were used to slump the projects in images in this tutorial), place the texture glass on the mold texture side down or textured side up according to your own artistic preferances and fire the glass using your standard slumping schedule. The schedule used for the pictured slumped projects is below:

  • Rate 1–350  Temp 1- 1100 Hold 1–10 Minutes
  • Rate 2–350  Temp 2–1250 Hold 2–15 Minutes
  • Rate 3–9999  Temp 3–960 Hold 3–60 Minutes
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