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Monday, June 21, 2010

Figuring Out Glass Presses

Once in a while, a new glass press can give you a bit of a fit. The glass just doesn't seem to be going in the way you think it should.

I was just having this conversation with a friend and took this photo to illustrate what I was trying to explain to her.

You see, my trick is to take a little piece of playdoh, and figure out the new press with it. I'll see how large my initial glass shape needs to be and then where I need to add more glass and how. If I might need help remembering, I'll let some of the playdoh examples dry out, and store them with the press. That way, I have a visual frame of reference, when I next go to use it.

I use playdoh for other things in the studio. We'll chat about them another time. Just thought I'd mention this use for now. Do you keep it around too? What do you use it for?