So, I made a glass chessboard. I’d been wanting to make a gameboard for a while. My mother made me a lovely tic tac toe game for my birthday, and I’d been considering making one for a while.
The idea of a chessboard stuck in my mind earlier this week, and so I started cutting tiny squares for it. MY kiln is only 14 inches, which means my kiln shelf is 12 inches, so the largest I can go with anything is about 11.5 inches. This chessboard measures just over 8 inches. I haven’t completely cleaned it, and I haven’t coldworked the edges, so it’s just rough and out of the kiln.
I used a piece of kiln paper in my kiln, because kilnwashing can be a pain. The piece was a tad too small, so that’s why the edges look rough. I can coldwork it to finish it up, but I’m going to wait a bit, and do a few other things first. Coldworking is very time consuming.
Right now it’s not really playable, since it’s neither fully cleaned nor the edges smoothed, but it is made.