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I am over half way into the Christmas show season. During this time, I have talked to a lot of shoppers, and/or hear them discuss the products I sell.  More specifically how they refer to the slumped bottles.  I have made a list, not sure this serves any purpose, but I think it is amusing. Here is a list of names I hear customers call the bottles: Slumped BottlesMelted BottlesSmashed BottlesFlat BottlesFlattened BottlesSquished BottlesSqueezed BottlesCrushed Bottles In addition to the various names given to the flat bottles, I also get many questions/comments: Most, of course - "How did you do...

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I have been struggling to keep up with demand utilizing my current kiln. I can only fit 2 wine bottles in it, which I slump into wine bottle cheese trays, and other items. It is a Paragon Trio, which has (and will continue) served its purpose well.  My new kiln is an Olympic GF314E. The interior is 25" x 25" x 13.5"!  I should be able to fit approximately 7 wine bottles for slumping.  This bigger, deeper kiln also allows me the ability to make some other recycled glass items that have been bouncing around in my head, but have...

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  It's been awhile since I have posted on this blog.  I have been successfully slumping (melting, flattening) many styles of wine, liquor and beer bottles.  It has definitely been a learning process.  While working with the various wine bottles, and removing the labels for kiln firing, I always admired the creativity and art work that is displayed on these labels.  I wanted to figure out a way to preserve the label, and reapply them to the bottles.  I tried MANY different methods/techniques.  Most were a miserable failure :) I didn't want to just glue (or mod podge) the labels...

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  Well, I've gone and done it...bought myself a kiln.  I have always been cold working my glass, but was always curious to learn more about slumping and fusing glass the more I worked with it.  The kiln arrived the other day.  Everything was intact, except there were no feet for the furniture kit...so I am waiting "patiently" for these to be shipped so I can start testing some slumping. At the art shows, craft fairs, and festivals I attend, invariably someone would ask (or mention) about slumped wine bottles.  I have been researching the process for about 6 months...

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