Fire Gallery Posts

Glass Blowing Friday Session at The Fire Gallery

Welcome to The Fire Gallery, where every Wednesday and Friday, we host Glass Blowing sessions that bring art and science together in a fiery dance. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a curious beginner, our sessions offer an exciting opportunity to learn and create glass pieces. Today, we’ll take you through the glass blowing process, […]

Crystal Visions: Unveiling the Mysteries of Our First Crystal Lab

The recent crystal firing presented both surprises and learning opportunities. Two crystal pieces showcased larger crystal formations. We experimented with a new firing schedule, which could be one reason why some crystals did not form—another possible factor being insufficient glaze application. Our members’ pieces had a failure to launch, some variables include the Clay body […]

What is Flameworking?

Borosilicate glass flameworking is a glass working technique that involves manipulating borosilicate glass rods and tubes using a torch flame to create various objects and artworks. Unlike soft glass, which has a lower melting point and is commonly used in glassblowing, borosilicate glass can withstand higher temperatures. In borosilicate glass flameworking, the glassworker heats the glass rods or tubes in the flame of a torch until they become molten and malleable. By controlling the intensity and direction of the flame, the artist can manipulate the glass to create intricate designs, sculptures, jewelry, pipes, marbles, and more.

Raku Firing: A Dance with Fire

Raku firing, a technique developed in 16th-century Japan, is renowned for its dramatic and unpredictable results. The process involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into materials that ignite, creating intense reductions that lead to stunning, often iridescent finishes. Each piece emerges as a unique work of art, […]

The Beauty of Crystalline Glaze – Making Magic in the Studio

Welcome to our newest exploration at the Fire Gallery! In this blog post, we delve into the captivating process of making and applying crystalline glazes. These special glazes are renowned for creating intricate, gem-like surfaces that transform ordinary ceramics into stunning pieces of art. Stay tuned as we guide you through the mesmerizing journey of […]

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