I have long wanted to try raking glass, but didn’t know where to start! and Patty showed us!! we cut strips in the colours we liked and made a 15cm square with strips on their sides
then we pinned a dam around it. as you can see I stuck with my favourite colours, blues, greens aqua and almond.
Sorry the pic is blurry.
Once it was in the kiln and hot enough I donned gloves, “jacket” and eyewear, (kiln was at approx 900degrees C) I raked a metal stick through the molten glass. I chose to do the classic up and down.
Other students rakings, we all chose different colours and ways, some smarty (Anthony G) did a fabulous spiral!!!
I t was interesting to note that some colours “took over” Yellow , Red and black were main culprits.
I learnt something about pinning dams……
make sure you don’t pin too close to glass!!! sadly I could not just pull these pins out (a few I could) but had to resort to slicing each side of a so as to not damage diamond grinding blades….
AH thankfully it still looks great ……and I learnt heaps!!