Recommended Manuals (Glass)
The Fused Glass Handbook
Revised Edition by Gil Reynolds
"...the best fusing primer available. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn the craft." - The Score
Teach yourself and others how to fuse and slump glass with "The Fused Glass Handbook" by Gil Reynolds. This complete guide covers all of the basic and advanced kiln working techniques including fusing, combing, slumping and bending, reverse firing, inclusions, annealing, mold materials, mold making, firing schedules, inlay, and mosaic techniques. Recently revised, our new addition contains the latest information on fusing with Dichroic glass, applying enamels, using overglazes, new products available, and additional color photos of noted artists' work.
Written in a clear, easy to understand style, this textbook contains 25 projects; each introduces a new technique. Patterns and firing schedules are included for each lesson. The perfect text for studio and workshop situations. 86 pages, color cover, color photographs.
"...an excellent guide to learning kiln skills...covers the subject well enough to teach even an old pro something new." - Professional Stained Glass Magazine
Introduction To Glass Fusing
Project-By-Project Guided Lessons
by Petra Kaiser
80 pages - All Color
175 Color photos
Introduction to Glass Fusing by Petra Kaiser, is a modern-day primer on the basic skills and techniques of fusing. This book is geared toward the absolute novice and assumes you know little or nothing about the craft. Filled with lots of step-by-step photos, useful tip sidebars, and complete project instructions. You will learn terminology used regularly in fusing, as well as all the basic skills that are the building blocks of the art. From tools and material descriptions to glass cutting and shaping, to more complicated procedures such as mold making and kiln operation, everything is covered.
Chapters include such topics as: Warm Glass Processes and Temperatures, Glass Tools And Equipment, Kilns and Controllers, Basic Glass Cutting Techniques, and more. Each new technique is taught via the creation of an actual project, such as a Tangram Puzzle, a Window Ornament, a Night Light, a Set of Soup Bowls or Jewelry Pendants, thereby allowing you to learn a new skill and create an item to wear, display or use in your home.