She said: "I took the images myself from the location and transferred them onto decals, which I then placed them on the backs of the fired glass
. I also added some more sparkle by adding silverleaf.
Smoley's show is called "Summer Brights." It includes layered, fired glass
turned into both decorative and utilitarian pieces such as plates, bowls, sculptures, trays and starfish, as well as eye-catching pendants.
Topics of the 21 papers include modeling the quality of glass melting processes, the operational experience of an oxy-fuel fired glass
melter using an improved silica crown and wide flame burners, measuring particle size in the flue gas of glass melting furnaces, requirements of glass compositions for solar applications, model-based predictive control to increase the efficiency of glass production and energy, calculating and measuring temperature distributions in glass gobs between shears and blank mold, postmortem of a conventional silica brick from a soda-lime float glass furnace crown, and refractory solutions for extra white glasses.
Through the terminal windows I see sleet still falling against the tarmac, beading like fired glass
. The ice purples the sky, and in the big plate glass sheets we all float: me and Pop and the other families--mothers and daughters holding bouquets of white lilies, and fathers with young children propped on their shoulders so they can get the first clear glimpse of homecoming siblings.
Cinch Connectors has developed an epoxy potting method that will allow connectors to pass rigid helium leakage rate tests of 1 X 10-6 through 1 X 10-9 at a lower cost than traditional fired glass
or ceramic hermetic connectors, according to the company.