Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Clear Glass. 104 COE. Nope, not happening.

I posted a rant on a lampwork forum today, because I was really badly burned by a chunk of molten glass that attached itself to my 'upper' chest area. I mean really attached, in that I had to pluck the glass away from my flesh, and tear the skin.

I can't tell you how much this hurts....you sort of have to be there. The thing is; there is, at the present time, not ONE reliable clear glass in the 104 COE line. Not one.

Most soft glass artists get it....we've been fighting this battle for years. Just how hard is it to give us clear glass??? Suppliers give us endless "odd lot" garbage, (otherwise known as 'mistakes' that they suck artists into paying huge $$$ for), but they just can't seem to manage the one thing that we want, a dependable, compatible, non scummy/seeded with crap/bubbles clear glass.

1 comment:

Penny said...

Hi, Sherry! I am so sorry about your burn. I turned to see what I had knocked off my bench , last week, and found my finger tip in the flame of my Cricket torch...it is basically dead, very painful, and I hope it is healing from within. In some instances glasswork becomes like war!

Anyway, have you tried Precision 104 glass? You can get shorts of it from Paula at Flamedame. Penny Gentle