Slumped glass bottles are a guaranteed conversation piece. Made from recycled wine bottles, slumped glass bottles are in common use as cheese trays, nut bowls or ladle holders.
Things You'll Need
- Glass bottle
- Soapy water
- Detrivication solution
Slump the Bottle
Empty a glass bottle.
Remove the label from the bottle by soaking the bottle in warm soapy water for 10 minutes. The label should easily peel away.
Remove any glue residue from the bottle.
Apply detrivication solution to the bottle. You can apply detrivication solution (or devit spray) using a paint brush or spray bottle. For best results, an even application all over the bottle is recommended.
Lay the bottle flat in the kiln. (If you are using a mold, lay the bottle in the mold. Ensure that you have treated the mold with kiln wash prior to use.)
Following the kiln's firing schedules, slowly raise the temperature of the kiln to 800C.
Turn the kiln off and allow the glass bottle to cool overnight. When you open the kiln in the morning, the bottle will have slumped.
Add Decorations to the Bottle
If so desired, you can apply decorations to the bottle using Huse 2 Fuse pigments.
Paint the Huse 2 Fuse pigment on the bottle. You can complete this step free hand, or with a stencil.
Fire the painted bottle in the kiln. Follow the Kiln's firing schedule.