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Author Topic: Help needed for idea to slump light shade  (Read 1672 times)
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trudyant
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« on: July 17, 2013, 04:38:07 PM »

Hi I am trying to replace old shades from wall lights ?.

They look like a bowl shape that has been cut in half.

I have cut a 30cm circle and cut in half and made design,I am than going to fuse on full.

But cant think of a way to get shape,if I drape over round mould it will full down,if I sump it wont be deep enough 8cm at top where bulb is a have a curve mould but it makes the bottom to wide to fit into clips.

Any suggestion thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 05:20:55 PM »

Hello and welcome. I'm moving this to the slumping section, where it might be seen by more people who may be be able to help!
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 08:26:51 PM »

If it was me, I would make a mold from one of the existing shades if you have one but I still have a large ceramic kiln and can do this myself. Perhaps ask someone to make a mold for you and give them the cut glass to slump. A clay mold would have to be fired to bisque so that it can be used as a slumping mold.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 06:51:44 AM »

I agree if you need a specific size  and shape the only way really is with a mould. Do you know a friendly potter who can make you one?  Bisque fired mould coated with kiln wash will last for ages!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 08:45:14 AM »

Creative Glass do custom moulds, but I expect it's not cheap!

http://www.creativeceramics.eu/products_custom.php

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 06:23:57 PM »

If it was me, I would make a mold from one of the existing shades if you have one but I still have a large ceramic kiln and can do this myself. Perhaps ask someone to make a mold for you and give them the cut glass to slump. A clay mold would have to be fired to bisque so that it can be used as a slumping mold.

Is there no end to your knowledge Pat?

Love it!

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