Coloured coaster from medium size green bottle glass frit plus glass powder: blue @ 2% by weight

Ethical Making

Experiment

Research

The material is made from 100% waste glass, and there is no resin, concrete, or any other inorganic binder.

Material

Glass

Craft

Glass-making

General Technique

Structural modifying

Specific Technique

Fusion using temperature between 800-900degree Celsius.

Properties & Qualities

Application

Product

Qualities

Colourful Tactile Translucent

Colour

Green

Sample Information

Dimensions

100x100x8mm

Weight

0.2Kg

Process & Production

Waste glass has been collected, cleaned, crushed, and sieved into a powdered sized glass cullet before the powdered glass mixed with special glass frits of the primary colours (red, yellow, blue) of an to create a range of assorted colours. The mixture of glass and frits placed in a ceramic mould and fired at in a flatbed kiln. The texture ranges from highly texture to smooth.

This sample uses medium size green bottle glass frit plus glass powder: blue @ 2% by weight

The glass undergoes a special firing schedule that transforms the glass from a glassy transparent material into a crystalline material that looks and behaves more like a stone or a ceramic material. The glass material is still hydrophobic and does not absorb any water. It is no longer transparent but has aesthetic features that can be semi-transparent.

Fusion using temperature between 800-900degree Celsius.

Credits

Craft Maker

Tyra Oseng-Rees

Library Contributor

UWTSD

Photographer

Garry Bartlett