A casting kiln loaded with boro.
Robert Kincheloe has been developing a method of casting using borosilicate glass (aka “hard” glass or 33 C.O.E or Pyrex) and creating components that can later be assembled into Flameworked sculpture.
Rob Kincheloe prepping the glass to be invested into the molds.
Here Rob had made plaster/silica molds via the “lost wax casting” process, and is now loading into the kiln, investing with boro glass.
His process of merging warm and hot glass practices creates one of a kind sculptural works of art.
"Crashing" the kiln to take the glass out of devit range.
The red-hot glass at 2100º F
Some of the cast boro elements - showing the translucent colors. These elements will later be flameworked into sculpture.