Roly Poly Bowly

First off, my thanks to @davidaspitzer and @marmak3261 for sharing the details for doing this. This is a process I was intrigued to try out… called a slump bowl…….which is actually quite ugly sounding. I made a circle design and used Glowria to cut it out of 1/4” thick glass-green acrylic. Centered it over the upturned bottom of a ceramic coffee mug without a handle, then set it on a cookie sheet, put it into the preheated grill on our deck… at about 300-325 and let it be for about 30 min, checking in on it every 10 min. After 30 min, I inverted a small stainless steel bowl over it and very slowly and carefully pushed it down to make the sides fold downward. I left that bowl on it until it was cooled off.

It’s about 4.25” across. Not flat on the bottom because of the bowl I used to put over the top to form it. There are some imperfections, but I think it turned out really cute and fun. It’s deformed in several places, so I will call it a 'deformation rocker bowl’ or maybe a ‘roly poly bowly’ instead of a slump bowl. So, while it is imperfect, it points to other possibilities.

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It’s cute!

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Very nice!

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Roly poly makes a good lampshade perhaps? Or a ring to sit on ? Many cool places to go.

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Fabulous! I too am intrigued by this. I’d say nice first attempt!

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I like how it looks - the thick glass green acrylic is such a good choice for this. I am intrigued with the pedestal it is sitting on in the first photo.

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I love this bowl done in the green-glass acrylic! It really does look like glass.

I’m just sad that the rest of the forum doesn’t get to see it.

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Oh wow! Thought that was glass too! It looks fantastic! (And I never thought to slump 1/4"…it looks much more stable as a bowl.) :sunglasses::+1:

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I love this so much - wow the 1/4" is gorgeous!

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It’s this; Another edge lit.....or, shopping for a souvenir blender

Perhaps a lamp shade…but this little one is too tiny. Good idea, though

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The thickness of your acrylic really makes it look special. I like the color of the acrylic too. :heart_eyes:

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That shape and the movement in the bowl are very pleasing as is the color of the acrylic. Nice work.

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I don’t know how I missed that post (or forgot it) That is really a great piece.

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If you haven’t taken the time to go through all of @Xabbess’s topics, it would be well worth it. She has been key to a lot of technical solutions with design, software, gfui and materials.

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Too bad they are hidden from most under the VIP section.

Look at this girl. You really needed that laser! I love your creativity, great choice of material.
Nice Work. :sunglasses:

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This is lovely. I also agree about the glass green acrylic… now I really want some.

You definitely should share it in the wild (i.e. “Made on a GF”)

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OK…my guru friends. A few people here think I should put this in a different category…not VIP. Should I move the entire post… double post it…or what?

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I would just post again—we all understand and don’t mind seeing it twice. I’m glad you will do this, as I will be able to send folks to your project anytime slumping bowls or green glass acrylic comes up!

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