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Kiln Casting Book

Pate de Verre and Kiln Casting of Glass

by Jim Kervin and Dan Fenton

2nd Edition - 193 Pages
Mold Construction
Casting Techniques
Kiln Procedures
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • The basic process
  • Kiln casting versus pate de verre
  • The path forward
Chapter 2 - Basic Kiln Casting Process
  • Glass Types
  • Frit preparation
  • Model Making
  • Mold Construction
  • Making a mold frame
  • Mixing the investment
  • Pouring the investment
  • Curing the mold
  • Firing the casting
  • Demolding and cleaning a casting
Chapter 3 - Glass
  • Glass Chemistry
  • Types of Glass: Quartz glass, Soda-lime glass,lead glass
  • Frit
  • Temperature regimes of glass
  • Glass compatibility
  • Annealing glass
  • Colorants
Chapter 4 - Modeling
  • Modeling with wax
  • Modeling with clay
  • Modeling with plaster
  • Models from the real thing - organics
  • Models from other materials
  • Preparing models for casting
Chapter 4 - Replica Casting
  • Plaster master molds
  • Clay master molds
  • Alginate master molds
  • RTV master molds
  • Gelflex
  • Latex rubber master molds
  • Moulage master molds
  • Life modeling
  • Casting a hollow replica
  • Finishing a replica
Chapter 4 - Investment Materials and Formulations
  • Investment materials
  • Safe handling of investment materials
  • Investment formulations
Chapter 5 - Mold Construction and Processing
  • Mixing large batches of investment
  • Deaerating investment
  • Alternate mold frame construction methods
  • Reinforcing molds for frit casting
  • Multi part molds
  • Mold construction without frames
  • What happened: solving problems
  • Wax melt out
  • Drying investment molds
Chapter 6 - Advanced Casting Techniques
  • Controlling the look of your work
  • Determining how much frit to use
  • Techniques for fritting glass
  • Coloring clear glass with oxides
  • Commercial glass frits
  • Traditional glass pastes
  • Inclusions
  • Introducing shaped voids
Chapter 7 - Kiln Procedures
  • Kiln operations
  • Three phases of any kiln operation
  • Kiln controllers
Chapter 8 - Finishing Techniques
  • Diamond embedded tools
  • Cutting a casting
  • Grinding a casting
  • Sanding a casting
  • Buffing and brushing of castings
  • Cleaning and etching compounds
  • Sandblasting
  • Non-abrasive shining methods
Chapter 9 - Safety
  • Working around rotating equipment
  • Cuts
  • Fires
  • Burns
  • Toxic materials
  • Optical considerations
Chapter 10 - Glossary Chapter 11 - Suppliers and Manufacturer Sources Chapter 12 - References Chapter 13 - Index

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