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Introduction to different glass fusing and casting techniques
Clearly written detailed directions to help you develop your fusing skills
Over 200 full colored photos to instruct and inspire you
A Guide to Fusing, Slumping and Kilnforming Glass
Whether you're a newcomer to fusing and slumping or an experienced glass artist, this book is an invaluable guide to developing and improving your skills. Complete with over 200 full color photos.
Features techniques and processes for:
Basic fusing and slumping projects
Information on materials for fusing and slumping, from kilns to molds to types of glass and essential safety equipment
Instructions for compatibility testing and annealing, including firing schedules for fusing, slumping and kiln casting
Information on more advanced techniques, such as inclusions, pattern bars, reactive glass, pot and wire melts, combing and using drop rings and floral formers
Pros : Out of the 5 "how to fuse glass" books I have, I refer to this one the most. Not too much history or too much highly technical stuff like some of the others. Just what you need to understand the craft and do it!
Cons : Agree with the others: the price may deter many folks from purchasing.
Pros : Though it is a pricey item, the wealth of information inside makes it worth the expenditure. As a beginner to fusing, I found it an invaluable source of information on fusing technique, color selection, kiln usage, fusing schedules, and many other issues.
Cons : Cost
Other Thoughts : Few instruction/guide books I've purchased have been as comprehensive as this one. Beginners can use it and not feel overwhelmed.
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Part 2 of a 2 part series on the basics of glass fusing. In this weeks article Donna gives advice on indispensable tools for beginner glass fusers. In the beginning, I used one larger tool, and that was a Super Star Grinder. It is still running, running, running. Others have come, and some have gone, but this one is still here. For smaller cold working projects, diamond hand pads do a nice job. The next cutting tool that I bought was a saw. My Taurus 3 Ring Saw has worked extremely well for me, and I love what I can do with it that I couldnt do before, but I worked for 2 years before I purchased this nifty item. As for cutters and breakers, I have many, but for me, the Silberschnitt breaker pliers are a must for small (1/4") strip breaking.....saves so much glass. I use both plastic