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Illuminated Clay - Flat

Illuminated Clay is highly translucent colored clay that produces intense color when backlit with a source of light.  For flat pieces the softness of the clay in the fire is not a problem since they are fired flat on the kiln shelf.  The top 4 images are of two pieces unlit and then lit.  All the others are lit.  The panes are quite fragile, but they can be laminated to glass to make them very durable.  35 years ago when I was exploring this work, the amount of heat build up from the light source was a significant problem.  Now with LED lighting that is no longer a problem.

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