Contemporary Fused Glass

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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

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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
  • An introduction to kiln casting
  • Hundreds of tips and suggestions

Images from book.

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  •   Beginner
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Pros : I am new to fusing glass projects. This book is excellent because it explains things very well and provides lots of tips.
Cons : Would be nice to have it spiral bound so the book can be laid flat on a surface.
Other Thoughts : I do love this book!
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  •   Glass bible
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Pros : I was recommended this book and am so pleased with it. It is the bible of fused glass.
Cons : Absolutely none.
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  •   Just Right
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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.
Other Thoughts : Lots of great illustrations.
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