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Unlock the hidden potential of glass bottles! Boyce Lundstom explains the technical aspects of fusing with bottle glass, techniques for cutting and breaking bottles to get the most out of them, and firing schedules for success. Create incredible, whimsical art and functional forms from discarded bottles and discover the true beauty of recycling.
Bottle Cutting and Breaking Techniques
Compatibility, Testing, Firing Facts and Fusing Schedules
Drilling and Engraving
Project Ideas from Mobiles to Dishes, Light Catchers and More!
Boyce Lundstrom has been a well-respected name in fusing since the late 1960s. In 1974, he founded the Bullseye Glass Company. Since then, hes published several books that have become essential guides for fusing artists. His latest release, "The Best Bottle Book Ever" showcases whimsical art made from discarded bottles. He outlines technical aspects of cutting, breaking and fusing bottles, and addresses compatibility issues and firing schedules. Were giving away the book. Along with the new G2 Bottle Cutter and a popular Bottle Sagger mold - an $85 value. Its our best bottle art giveaway ever. Enter our sweepstakes through Facebook April 21-23 to win the prize pack. (If youd rather not enter through Facebook, you can enter here.) The winner will be chosen randomly on April 24. Our apologies for the technical difficulties with the Bottle Art Contest....the link should be fixed now. If you are still having trouble,
Perhaps youve had a bad experience with bottle cutting in the past. Or perhaps youve never tried it because the process seems too daunting. Fret no more. Dr. Lauren (I'm not really a doctor, I just play one in this blog) is in the house. Here are my 7 recommendations for relieving bottle cutter seperation anxiety. 1. Practice good bottle hygiene. Make sure that you remove the entire label from the bottle you want to cut. Even the smallest amount of sticky residue will interfere with the scoring process. We recommend using rubbing alcohol to get most labels off, but if you have a really stubborn label try nail polish remover with acetone. 2. Always keep your cutting wheel oiled – this is a big one. The better you oil the wheel, the smoother your cut will be – a lot of the separation issues I hear about are