cold marbling on glass or combing hot glass rods
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this topic did appear some (long) time ago.
The marbled glass that we see and hear of being made,
is and/or could be similar to that of marbling on tiles.
Many Turkish Ebru artists/craftspeople have applied
and successful ones are marketing their products.
Though it is a matter of taste,the colours in this cold application
are rather pastel tones and have not seen more vivid coloured examples
as of yet.
My observation is limited to those which are made in Turkey,
and those that I have been able to see.
I remember announcing an exhibition of marbled glass on this forum.
Also ,I announced once that combed patterns of ancient glass
must have inspired marblers since there 4-5000 year old combed glass
examples but the earliest date for marbled paper ...
what do you people call over there :
spring chicken !
Dear Jake has already briefed us but I could not help myself;
in combing hot glass one takes stringers and lays them side by side
after the kiln temperature is close to melting temperatures
the lid is opened and with the help of a tungsten rake (tool)
and of course asbestos gloves all the way to shoulders
one can pull and manipulate the -passed out !- rods
into combing patterns.
and this can be repeated many times -reheating-combing-reheating
There are hot glass web sites which define the process
Hikmet Barutcugil marbled plexiglass -among many other things he
could lay his hands on - wood,leather,silk,cloth,etc...
Tom Leech and Nelle Tresselt honoured us by marbling our hand made
Khotanese mulberry bark papers after several hundred years of
(Turkish marblers claim that this art comes from Central Asia
where also these papers are coming from !!)
I would suggest anyone who would like to try this cold application,
to have the glass surface sandblasted to enable the pigments
have a grip on the glass;
or else the pigments may face the danger of being peeled
either on their own with time and temperature changes,
or you can even scrape it yourself
to see how firm it hangs on to it.
we are still hanging in there,