Gift; Heike Brachlow; 2012; 1000123939
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-253).
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Royal College of Art, London, 2012.
Title from p. 1.
CD includes a separate file for Appendix VII, which includes 2 .pdfs: Basic colour tests (370 p.); Large colour tests (325 p.).
"This research contributes to the practice of kiln casting through the development of methods to produce homogenous transparent colours in a studio environment, using ceramic crucibles in a kiln. Visual and written guidelines about basic colour results using single colouring agents provide a starting point for development of bespoke hues and densities. Drawing on physics texts and through a thorough study of existing glass sculpture, the optical properties of glass are explained in relation to practical application"--P. 3.
History of glassmaking, colouring and casting --
The appearance of colour in glass --
Process development and material testing --
The creative work --
Appendix I. Plates --
Appendix II. Summary of results for practical application --
Appendix III. Firing and annealing cycles --
Appendix IV. Web colour chart --
Appendix V. Periodic table of elements --
Appendix VI. Materials & processes --
Appendix VII. Colour test database on CD.