Birth of a Wire Melt

This picture shows the kiln as it is loaded for a wire melt firing. We are trying 3 small ones this time. Each piece of wire is supported by some fire bricks to raise it off the kiln shelf. The higher we raise it the more circular swirls we will get. Ann and I play with the height and arrangement of the glass to get different effects. Each one has about 650 grams of glass. We estimate that we will get circles in the 6″ to 8″ range. Time will tell.