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The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to Alan Shovers.


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Posting Number 2674   Date: 03/22/17     Return to Posting List

Alan: Have seen some discussion on the Gazette with regard to colored Cire Purdue. I thought I would add a picture of a piece in my collection and also pictures of pieces at CMoG. Dick Weerts

Colored Cire Perdue pieces at CMoG

Definition of Cire Perdue (cross referenced)

A Pocket Dictionary of Terms Commonly Used to Describe Glass and Glassmaking compiled by David Whitehouse at CMoG

Lost wax casting: A technique adapted from metalwork- ing. The object to be fashioned in glass is modeled in wax and encased in clay or plaster that is heated. The wax melts and is released through vents or gates, also made of wax, which have been attached to the object before heating. The clay or plaster dries and becomes rigid. This then serves as a mold, into which molten or powdered glass is introduced through the gates. if powdered glass is used, the mold is heated in order to fuse the contents. After annealing, the mold is removed from the object, which is then finished by grinding, re polishing, or acid etching.


Images:
Click to view image one: Cire Perdue41.jpg
Click to view image two: Cire Perdue5.jpg
Click to view image three: Cire Perdue6.jpg

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