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Playing with frits

My blog has sat here so long untended that I am leaping in and hoping to get posting regularly. When teaching I often hear students say they can’t draw and I try to persuade them that they can learn and the most important thing to do is to practice. I need to practice too as skills can diminish over time if not used and that has happened particularly to my writing so here I am.

This week I have been experimenting with some new frits that are made for use with float glass (these are coloured particles of glass) to use with future Fusing with Float courses. I am particularly happy with the results of two of the frits, Light Aqua and Antique Rose, as they have fired to a gentle light colour and up until now we have only had a yellow and orange that were very light. Apart from wanting to offer a wider range of colours I wanted these light ones as they contrast so effectively against metals which tend to darken in the kiln, for example copper that turns to a deep red.

Here is the palette with Gold Ruby at the top followed by Light Aqua, Amber and Antique Rose all available to buy from http://www.creativeglassshop.co.uk/category/954/frits-for-float.html and in grade three thickness (so not the powders that we have lots of fun with in the afternoons of our Fusing with Float courses).


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