Slumping whole bottles into glass tiles

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Attached are photos of melted whole bottles along with brick samples (made from clay and dirt outside my studio door!).  Also shown is a mock-up of melted bottles placed in a shingle-like arrangement- a scenario we're exploring for the roof.  One of the brick samples seemed to hold up reasonably well under R.D.'s full weight : ).  We're exploring building an earthen kiln assuming there is clay available in the soil at the site.  Ken, any thoughts on whether soil at resort contains clay? Another round of glass is in the kiln now. We're exploring creating square tiles by melting whole bottle into square mold; also testing wood ash as mold release alternative to kilnwash. Let me know your thoughts and questions.

Glass, clay, dirt
strong glass embedded with clay
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