Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cold Working

My third day, I did a lot of cold working. Cold working is a process where you grind and/or cut the glass to manipulate it when it is in a solid state (cold). At Remark glass, they like to use every part of the bottle if possible so nothing goes to waste. I cut 100 rings from different bottle necks. You can get about 5 rings out of each bottle neck. They use the rings as color samples for clients and they also work with a jeweler who incorporates these rings into her jewelry. After cutting the rings and washing them, I loaded all of them into a kiln to be fired. We fire one side to polish them, then we flip them over to fire polish the other side so there are no sharp edges.

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