As we gain more confidence using a given material (in this case glass), we start trying more interesting (and daring) geometries.   This shape also has history in our lab.   Most of the guests to our lab go home with a “free gift” and we like to focus on encapsulation (i.e. objects captive within other objects).

This test object is a sphere inside of a cage formed by three tori which are set at right angles to one-another.

Two Caged Spheres in Vitraglyphic Glass

Two Caged Spheres in Vitraglyphic Glass

8 Comments on Glass Sphere in a Toriodal Cage

  1. Jeff Crowe says:

    Are these blue pieces printed from blue glass frit or was this painted with a glass enamel?

  2. Jeff Crowe says:

    Are these blue pieces printed from blue glass frit or was this painted with a glass enamel?

  3. ganter says:

    Jeff, these pieces are printed in blue glass frit from Bullseye. They have made us some test glass and so far we are very happy with their material.

  4. ganter says:

    Jeff, these pieces are printed in blue glass frit from Bullseye. They have made us some test glass and so far we are very happy with their material.

  5. Jeff Crowe says:

    Are you firing these pieces at 1250 F ? Or did you alter the final process temperature based on Bullseye’s glass fusing parameters?

  6. Jeff Crowe says:

    Are you firing these pieces at 1250 F ? Or did you alter the final process temperature based on Bullseye’s glass fusing parameters?

  7. ganter says:

    Jeff, either 1250 or 1300 deg F. I didn’t write down and someone used the kiln after me. I did notice that there is a quite a bit of shrink.

  8. ganter says:

    Jeff, either 1250 or 1300 deg F. I didn’t write down and someone used the kiln after me. I did notice that there is a quite a bit of shrink.

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