I recently add a Murrini Maker mold to my ever growing collection of fused glass slump and drape molds.
I took it out for a spin last week, loading it up with noodles, stringers, frit, and broken bits and pieces from a pattern bar. I didn’t really have plan when I put these together. Other than stripes or checks, I think it would be really hard to use these to make a specific design or pattern. But I could be wrong. I’d love to hear from someone using this mold.
So this is the result of my first attempt. I’ve concluded that this is one of those cases where more isn’t better. Using 3 or 4 colors is better than throwing in a lot of different colors. These bars are pretty small, and the colors get lost if you use too many.
I had also hoped I could use this in my baby kiln, my Evenheat Studio Pro. While the mold fit on the 8″ shelf, it left no room to place kiln posts on the end to dam it. *!*light bulb*!* The idea just occurred to me that I might be able to take a long strip of fiber paper and wrap it all the way around the mold securing it with a straight pin. hmm… I’ll have to give that some more thought.
In any case, this is a fun mold, and I’m looking forward to doing some more experimenting with it.