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Kiln Firing Glass - Book

Book - Kiln Fired Glass

Lots of great instruction
and pictures of finished projects.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 - History
  • 4000 year existence
Chapter 2 - Contemporary Work and Thought
  • Examples of twenty contemporary artists to represent various aspects of the fusing medium : 1940's - 2000
    • 550+ photos of unique and owe inspiring glass projects and passions
Chapter 3 - Basic Tools and Supplies
  • Four main tools
    • The kiln
    • Kiln shelf
    • Shelf primer
    • Heat protective gloves
  • Other materials for creative exploration
    • Overglazes
    • Sheet fiber paper
    • Enamels
    • Matching the coefficient of expansion of your base glass
    • Cutting glass
    • Cutting already fused glass
Chapter 4 - Preparing for Firing
    • Kiln preparation
    • Pyrometer
    • Shelf preparation
    • Common questions about shelf preparation and answers
Chapter 5 - Compatibility and Testing
    • Choosing materials from the same manufacturer
    • Obverting specific stresses
    • Coefficients of Expansion
    • Testing for Compatibility
    • Stress meter
Chapter 6 - Basic Fusing Techniques
    • Characteristics of Glass at Various Temp.
    • The properties of glass during firing
    • Mixing colors
    • Layering for color effect
    • Volume control
    • Techniques of firing
      • Firing Fast
      • Firing with Moderation
      • Firing with Kiln Comprehension
      • Firing with Money
      • Conclusion
Chapter 7 - Annealing -The controlled cooling of glass to eliminate and prevent unwanted stress in the finished piece.
  • Idealized Fusing Graph
    • Initail Heat
    • Rapid Heat
    • Rapid Cool
    • Annealing Soak Time
    • Anneal Cool
    • Cool to Room Temperature
  • Testing Glass for Detemination of the Annealing Range
Chapter 8 - Design -- Basic techniques and tips for designing a pieces of fused glass

Chapter 9 - Qualities of Various Glasses
    • Colored glasses
    • Commercial window glass
    • bottle glass
    • Specialty glasses
Chapter 10 - Kilns
    • Kilns available
    • Types
    • Insulation
    • Construction
    • Controls
    • Pyrometers
Chapter 11 - Firing the Kiln
    • Firing procedures
    • Record-keeping and firing graphs
    • Firing the Pinto
    • Firing the Skutt Octagon and other side-fired kilns
    • Firing 20 x 20 front-loaders
    • Knowing and controlling your kiln
    • Firing down
    • kiln-shelf myth
    • When and how a kiln may be opened during firing
    • Solving the problem of breakage during initial heat
Chapter 12 - Sagging, Slumping, and Molds
    • Slumping
    • Sagging
    • Bending
  • Molds
    • Clay
    • Forming Clay
    • Fiber
    • Fiber mold applications
    • Making a fiber mold
    • Finishing the fiber mold
    • Cement
    • Homemade refractory Castables
    • Plaster
    • One-Time plaster
    • Durable Plaster Mix
    • Found-Object Molds
    • Metal
    • General Notes
Chapter 13 - Saw-Cutting, Grinding, and Polishing
  • Saw-Cutting
    • Circular diamond saws
    • Diamond band saws
  • Grinding
    • Grinding mills
    • Belt sanders
    • Diamond- impregnated wheels
    • Copper-wheel engraving
  • Polishing
    • Acid
    • Fire
    • Sandblasting
Chapter 14 - Finishing for Display
    • Hanging, wall-mounting, and framing
    • Placement and Orientation
Chapter 15 - The End is the Beginning Classroom Teaching Appendix Glossary About the Author

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