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A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-formed Glass

Fused, Slumped, Cast
Griffith, Brenda (Book - 2007 )
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A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-formed Glass
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Kiln forming glass#151;melting cut or crushed glass together in a kiln until it becomes a single piece and shaping the glass with molds#151;has quickly become one of the most popular subjects in studio glasswork. This comprehensive introduction features projects both beautiful and practical that are sure to appeal to all beginning glassworkers. It covers all of the fundamentals, such as fusing, slumping and draping, as well as some intermediate and advanced techniques, including pot melting, inclusions, mold-making and more. There's also advice on decorative surface treatment of the finished piece, and an invaluable troubleshooting section. Nineteen exquisite projects, arranged by skill level, range from home décor items, like a wall sconce and fountain, to sculpture, and even an amber glass pendant.
Authors: Griffith, Brenda, 1961-
Title: A beginner's guide to kiln-formed glass
fused, slumped, cast
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 128 p. :,col. ill., templates ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Brenda Griffith
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Introduction
An overview
[pt. 1]. Starting out
Materials
Glass
Metals
Mica
Tools
The tool box
Cutting and breaking tools
Grinding, polishing, and drilling tools
Miscellaneous tools
Specialty tools
Kilns
Kiln furniture
Molds
Supplies
Everyday supplies
Specialty supplies
Studio setup and safety
Lights, water, action!
Don't run with scissors
[pt. 2]. Techniques
Cutting glass
Holding the cutter
Scoring the glass
Running the score and making the break
Breaking by hand
Breaking with tolls
Scoring and breaking tight curves
Cutting glass to fit patterns
Cutting strips, ovals, and circles
Kiln forming
Firing schedules
The stages of a firing
Kiln-forming techniques
Slumping
Draping
Fusing
Fire polishing
Preparations for firing
Preparing glass
Preparing kiln shelves
Preparing molds
Finishing your fired pieces
Removing kiln wash
Polishing
Sandblasting
Chemical etching
Using adhesives
Drilling holes
Troubleshooting guide
Cracks and breaks
Bubbles
Devitrification
Hazing
[Pt. 3]. The projects
Floral vase and votive
Faux-weave lattice plate
Harlequin candle trays
Iridescent pendant
Sea-glass wind chimes
Cast dragonfly paperweights
Confetti and streamer candy dish
Pâte de verre sugar square
Pop art fish clock
Open pocket vase
Blue flame hanging panel
Spring garden birdbath
Bargello platter
Checkerboard and checkers
Orchid melt sculpture
Cranberry "stone" platter
Lace wall sconce
Pattern-bar mirror frame
Split-leaf philodendron fountain
Templates
Acknowledgments
About the author
Gallery contributors
Index
Alternate Title: Kiln-formed glass
ISBN: 1579909094
9781579909093
1454701226
9781454701224
Branch Call Number: 748.5 G853b 2007
Subject Headings: Glass craft Glass blowing and working
Topical Term: Glass craft
Glass blowing and working
LCCN: 2007013537
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