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F500 Stackable Fusing Foot Rings

Fuse a stemmed foot to a draped bowl using this mold & ring system

Transport your fused glass work to the next level by adding a ‘blown glass style’ stemmed foot to a draped bowl. Use the C105 Circle Foot Casting Mold to create a 3 1/4” (8.3 cm) diameter cast glass disk. Then shape the foot with these Stackable Fusing Foot Rings and fuse it to the base of a bowl during a standard drape firing schedule. The bowl shown below was created on our M35 Starfire mold.

Graffiti Bowl

Footed Graffiti Bowl showing the Foot Rings just prior to cutting them off the base. See below to download this eProject for free.

Adding a ‘Stemmed Foot’ to a drape bowl is simple:

1. Cast a 3 1/4” (85 mm) x 1/4” (6 mm) glass disk in the C105 Foot Casting Mold using leftover scrap glass pieces from your project.

2. Stack the F500 Foot Rings to create the ‘V’ shaped cone assembly. One set of F500 Rings is included with the C105 Foot Mold. 2-Pack refills are available for purchase enabling you to add a foot to 2 different bowls.

3. Place a pre-fused flat blank on a draping mold (such as the M35 Starfire mold) then center the Foot Ring cone assembly and stack the Cast Foot disk on top.

4. Set the kiln controller to the recommended drape fire schedule to shape the bowl, create the stemmed foot profile and fuse the foot - all in the same firing.

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F500 Stackable Foot Ring - 2-Pack Refills are available for purchase, enabling the user to add a foot to 2 different bowls.

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The F500 Foot Rings are stacked in sequence to create a V-shaped cone that will form the classic stemmed foot shape.

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FREE - Graffiti Bowl ePattern for the M35 Starfire Drape Mold with Step-by-Step Instructions to add a Stemmed Foot using the Foot Mold and Rings System.

The M35 Starfire Drape Mold is featured in Wardell Publications book ‘Joy of Fusing’ (on page 35). This unusual mold enables fusers to create a shape in their kiln that is strikingly reminiscent of a blown glass bowl. This full-size ePattern for the Graffiti Bowl is provided to support the detailed instructions in the 12-page color booklet that is included with the M35 Starfire Drape Mold or the B235 Starfire Bundle.

To get this Graffiti Bowl eProject simply Register your Starfire Mold then download the eProject immediately.

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