Kiln casting is a technique which requires a lot of precision in calculating the correct parabola of time and temperature to melt the glass and cool it down without cracks. At a certain heat threshold, the glass chips start to melt and flow from the crucibles into the moulds. This project attempted to “freeze” this phenomenon, letting the glass create a three dimensional shape through its own flowing.
Introducing physical obstacles in the mould, it is possible to deviate and direct the flow of the molten glass and obtain different geometries.
In this very first test, it is possible to observe how the different flows (in the bottom) melt into one shape (on top).
The surface of the glass which hardens in contact with air is very smooth and clear.