Re: more clay
- Thanks Tom,
Just for clarity, are you saying you think these were produced by floating colors on a bath?
or is it a surface design manipulated to look like "floated" marbling?
Any dandruff marbling? just kidding :)
There are "combed" and "chevron" patterns and such on the upper surface of the Egyptian
core-form glass (wonder what they called it?) Even seen tiny hearts on some later, I think
Ptolomeic period examples. The Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY has a great display
of this, with a movie running showing how it was done...
here's the link showing the steps
and Corning's link on Islamic glass making... Fig 4 is a nice perfume bottle
<Tom wrote: So if i'm being fooled by fakes they are good fakes! That teacup did look
<pretty modern - and garish. Geez - i've got better taste than that.....
< But i do have to admit that the "easily mastered" part of the Martha article made me
<wince a bit. I suppose it's just as easy to produce a magazine!
Sounds like Martha has set herself up to get a lot of letters screaming "I CAN'T GET IT TO
WORK!!! HELP!!. Maybe that will inspire the truly obsessed to find this group?