My Patchwork tile is complete but hasn’t turned out quite as I’d hoped…

I cooked it on a glassfire automatic program, full fuse on medium but it didn’t fuse completely.

Tile after full fuse

Tile after full fuse

As you can see, there are little gaps at the corner of the green squares, dark lines around the turquoise square and the two tiles  at the top and bottom are not quite fused.

So in it went again.

This time I went for the full fuse, slow cook and its looking quite a bit better. There are still a few tiny gaps and it’s not perfect in every way, but it’s fun.

Patchwork tile after second fusing

Patchwork tile after second fusing

As you may remember from my last post, this was a flip and fire exercise so, as it went in with the design layer on the bottom the first time, I turned it over for the second firing so the design layer was on the top.

I don’t think this is a piece to sell but it looks a treat on my studio window ledge with the snow behind it!