Now I had a plan and needed supplies. Off to Ed Hoys for the glass and KL board (and of course a few other cool things). I needed 2 sheets of streaky glass, roughly $70 / sheet. If cutting went well I'd use about 1/3 of each sheet - but at that outlay it didn't occur to me to buy extras in case cutting went badly.
Once I headed into the studio to start cutting the glass I panicked! I have never tried to cut a single piece at that size before! It took me two days to get the courage to cut the glass, and then only after making arrangements to go back to Eds for more if it went badly. With my backup plan in mind I took a deep breath and began cutting. SUCCESS!!!
Here is the raw base glass
Glass in the kiln before and after full fuse.
Here is KL Board in the package and once I had cut it into strips:
finally i built the structure in the kiln and placed the cleaned glass on top:
The slump came out great!