This design for a pizza plate was made using an
unpainted ceramic bisque
piece. Although there is a ceramic mold on the market that you could also purchase for this same purpose, purchasing bisqueware is cheaper.
When purchasing a slump mold for this pizza design, you will pay about $16.27. On the other hand, buying a bisqueware piece and drilling a couple of holes will cost you about $5.62 each. This is a significant savings!
Before purchasing a mold for fusing, check out the various bisqueware products. It only takes a little more preparation to make these suitable for fusing.
You could make several of these for friends or family members. Use brown Glassline paints to personalize the piece and add the indication of browning crisp edges.
Materials:21677 Provence Wedge Dish (or any pizza plate ceramic)Dremel drill with a diamond bit Base pizza colorVarious glass colors for pizza toppingsRed Glassline paintBrown Glassline paintGlass cleaner of choiceGlass sawFiber PaperKilnKiln shelfKiln wash
1. Purchase the Provence Wedge Dish mold.
2. Drill 3 holes in the bisqueware.
3. Coat mold with several coats of kiln wash and allow it to dry completely.
4. Trace the around the mold to achieve a pattern for your design. This can be done on paper stock.
5. If adding pepperoni trace some circles out of the paper stock also.
5. Using a pair of scissors, cut the pattern.
6. Position the pattern piece on the suitable glass color.
7. Copy around the design using a permanent marker.
8. Generously cover the drawing with bees wax or chap stick.
9. Position the marked glass on a Taurus and cut around the pattern. Cut along the marking so that the image is defined.
10. Position the freshly cut portions in a bowl of fresh water while cutting any other glass. This process will make clean up easier.
11. Scour each piece of glass with detergent, a scratch pad and some water.
12. Dry the articles utilizing a lint free wipe.
13. Embellish as preferred. Use the red Glassline paint to indicate the presence of pizza sauce and brown Glassline paint to add the name.
14. Whilst grasping each of the pieces by the rim, pose the decorate piece on a kiln washed kiln shelf.
15. Place the shelf inside the kiln.
16. Close the lid or access and turn on the unit.
17. Dressed in eye wear with UV and IR shield, examine the glass at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.
18. Once the glass has the desired look, bring the piece down to the appropriate annealing temperature and hold.
19. Turn off the unit.
20. Permit the piece to cool off on its own.
21. Once the pyrometer falls underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.
22. Place the fused piece on the coated mold.
23. Place a few kiln posts on the kiln shelf inside the kiln.
24. Now place the mold on top of the kiln posts.
25. Close the lid and turn on the kiln.
26. Bring the kiln temperature up to about 1200 degrees Fahrenheit.
27. Bring the piece down to the appropriate annealing temperature and hold for about an hour.
28. Turn off the unit.
29. Permit the piece to cool off on its own.
30. Once the pyrometer falls underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened and the pizza plate removed.
Unpainted Ceramic Bisque
Pizza Plate to Glass Fusing Made Easy