Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Effect of Heat on Sandblasted textures

This is based on Graham Stone’s work with float glass. The temperatures are applicable to float glass, and so need to be adjusted for other glasses, but illustrate the principle of how heating temperatures affect the glass.
Temperatures in degrees Celsius.

650 Blasted surface softened, evened, less "brutal".
690 Blasting still opaque but less "white"
700 Blasting becoming too sheeny but still okay for certain effects.
740 Blasting now subtle and glossy

Based on Firing Schedules for Glass; the Kiln Companion, by Graham Stone, Melbourne, 2000, ISBN 0-646-39733-8, p24