Pattern Bar Slices

Back in January 2016, when I was making Puddle Blocks, I also fired some Pattern Bars.

However, lack of a suitably deep glass saw meant that the Pattern Bars have been sitting around doing nothing other than look pretty.

This week, I’ve finally got around to introducing the Pattern Bars to the glass saw which arrived last October, and the specialised blade which arrived last month.

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Blue pattern bar
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Stripy pattern bar

Each slice is 4mm thick.

So with my design head on, these are the pre-fired layouts.

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Blue transparent stripes, solid white and frit around the pattern slice
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Blue transparent stripes, solid white and frit around the pattern slice
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Transparent plum strips, solid cream and white frit

And after a full fuse:

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Did anyone say MacIntosh?
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Chinoiserie?
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I said the strips were plum!
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And the solid is a pinky/cream. It’s the colour I use for Santa faces.

The large blue, of which I made 3, is now earmarked for a lamp I think as the white is very translucent.

I’ve slumped a small blue and the other design to make plates.

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6 inch square dish
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9 inch long dish