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154 pages and over 150 full color photographs, including over 90 photos of inspirational contemporary warm glass artwork from artists throughout the world.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Hot glass, warm glass, and cold glass • A brief history of warm glass • Fusing, slumping, and kiln casting • Summary of warm glass processes • Basic equipment

Chapter 2 - Glass types and forms
Compatibility and COE • Cathedrals and Opalescents • Tested compatible glass • Stained glass • Iridescent glass • Dichroic glass • Float glass • Borosilicate glass • Available shapes and sizes • Sheet glass • Frit and powder • Stringers • Rods • Shards and confetti • Cullet, billets, patties, and dalle

Chapter 3 - The basic fusing and slumping process
Heating phase • Soaking phase • Rapid cooling phase • Devitrification • Annealing phase • Cooling to room temperature phase

Chapter 4 - Supplies and Equipment
Kilns • Kiln furniture • Kiln wash and fiber paper • Oversprays • Adhesives • Manual tools for cutting • Grinders • Glass saws • Gloves • Respirators • Polishing equipment

Chapter 5 - Preparing the kiln for firing
Protecting the kiln floor • Mixing and applying kiln wash • When to reapply kiln wash • Using fiber paper • Placing the kiln shelf into the kiln

Chapter 6 - Keeping a firing log
Keeping a notebook • Documenting the firing schedule • Making comments

Chapter 7 - The fused coaster project
Designing the coaster • Cutting out the glass • Loading the kiln • Fusing the glass • Care and cleaning • Suggested coaster designs • Glass cutting tips

Chapter 8 - Molds for slumping
Slumping versus draping • Clay • Stainless steel • Cements • Ceramic fiber, including "wet felt" • Plaster/silica • Drop rings • Found molds • Chart of types of molds • Applying kiln wash to molds • Using fiber paper with molds

Chapter 9 - The fused and slumped bowl project
Fuse first, then slump • Designing the bowl • Cutting out the glass • Preparing and loading the kiln • Fusing the glass to form a flat "blank" • Slumping the glass to form a bowl • After the slump • Bowls, platters, and plates • Beyond the bowl

Chapter 10 - Troubleshooting
Devitrification • Removing kiln wash • Rounding the edges • Glass cracks • Bubbles

Chapter 11 - Fusing and slumping techniques
Combining colors • Manipulating volume • Fiber paper techniques • Using calcium carbonate (whiting) • Firing on fiberglass fabric • Inclusions • Decals • Pattern bars • Combing • Drop rings

Chapter 12 - Complementary disciplines and applications
Stained glass • Lampworking • Sandblasting • Acid etching • Engraving • Coldworking • Furniture and lamps • Architectural applications

Chapter 13 - Glass polishing
Fire polishing • Polishing sprays and waxes • Acid polishing • Traditional polishing process • Polishing by hand • Machine-aided polishing

Chapter 14 - Finishing for display
Drilling holes in glass • Sandblasting • Acid etching • Display stands

Chapter 15 - Compatibility testing
Thread pull test • Freezer test • Polarized lens test • Base glass test

Chapter 16 - More about annealing
Review of terms • Shotgun annealing • The limitation of shotgun annealing • A confusing topic • Soak and cool annealing • Published annealing point information • Testing to find the annealing point • Determining if the piece has safely annealed

Chapter 17 - Kiln casting
Model creation • Mold manufacturing and preparation • Using a latex master mold • The lost wax casting method • Filling the mold with glass • Casting with glass frit or chunks • Using a crucible drip • Pate de verre • Firing the casting • Annealing and cooling • Removing and cleaning the casting

Chapter 18 - Glass painting
Traditional stained glass painting • Paints made for surfaces other than glass • Air-dried and oven cured glass paints • Glass enamels • Brush application • Application by sifting • Screen printing • Other photographic and printing techniques • Frit painting

Chapter 19 - Making your own
Devitrification spray • Kiln wash • Iridescent glass • Frit • Stringer • Shards and confetti

Chapter 20 - Health and safety
General precautions • Glass cutting and grinding • Kiln safety • Treating burns • Ventilation • Ceramic fiber products • Hazardous chemicals • Essential safety equipment

Chapter 21 - Master Firing Schedules
Bullseye fusing and slumping schedule • Spectrum fusing and slumping schedule • Libensky casting schedule

List of artists and artwork

Resource listing



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