Basic Glass Fusing

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  • Includes 18 step-by-step projects with complete instructions and full color images
  • Get inspiration from gallery projects from artists like you
  • Paperback
  • 153 pages

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All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Learn the basics of glass fusing with hundreds of step-by-step photos in an easy to read format. Topics include; what type of glass to use and how to cut it; how to work with a kiln from setup to project completion; how to make your own molds and how to create glass accents. Includes instructions and 12 full-size patterns, for bowls, vases, plates, windchimes, candleholders, and more. With over 600 full color images you're sure to find the inspiration you're looking for! 153 pages.

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Other Thoughts : I bought this book even though I am not a beginner. Excellent book.
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Pros : Step by step on how to begin fusing with clear directions. Plenty of pictures.
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Other Thoughts : I am planning on getting a kiln soon and I wanted a book to read first. This is the second one I bought. The first was not this detailed on the process of fusing itself. This book made me want to start right now and I felt that I could be successful from my first project on.
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Part 1 of a 2 part blog on the basics of glass fusing. In this weeks article Donna will tell us how to set up your work area and gives suggestions on finding the perfect kiln. Often potential fusers ask about the cost of getting started in glass. I found that it isnt as expensive as one might think because the list of necessities for the beginner is not too long. So what would the list look like for someone who had NO experience at all? Well, this is what I began with, and I think you might find these ideas helpful. Space to Work- A place to cut glass can be fairly small. The most important detail is a floor surface such as concrete that will be easy to clean. I tried commercial tile in my first studio, and the shards were soon embedded under the work area. Obviously,
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