Introduction To Glass Fusing

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  • 80 Full color pages to help you get started in glass fusing
  • 12 Complete step-by-step project guides
  • Ideal for beginners and first time kiln-owners


Product Description

Perfect for Beginners!
If you want to get started in fusing, but don't want to be confused or overwhelmed, this is the book for you! Learn all the skills you need to create gorgeous projects with this beautiful 80 page, full color book. Filled with step-by-step photos, basic information, useful tip sidebars and 12 complete project lessons to have you fusing like a master in no time. By Petra Kaiser, Wardell Publications.

Project below from the book by artist and author Petra Kiser.

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Pros : Really like this book. Author talks directly to reader (as if you're standing right next to her). Great instructions, kiln fusing schedule right on target... very nice projects that I'm proud of!
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Other Thoughts : Best book on fusing for beginners!
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Jun 24, 2010
I was 22 weeks pregnant and already humongous, if thats not too much information. I boarded the plane hoping that I would have a somewhat comfortable flight from Tampa to Flint. After getting settled, I make a To-Do list for my trip. 1. Try not to knock over anything breakable with enormous belly. 2. Try to keep emotional outbursts to a minimum even if first few lampworking beads are lumpy piles of goo. 3. Remember to wear protective clothing so as not to light body parts on fire. 4. Arrive a novice, leave an expert.
Jul 07, 2010
The official answer from the glass manufacturers is, All tested compatible glasses have been tested by the FDA for food bearing surfaces and were determined to be suitable.However, if you add other processes or compounds to the items, for example paint, stains, decals, glazes, etc. it is important to check that these items are also approved for food bearing surfaces. In addition it is of the utmost importance that dinnerware items be properly annealed, especially if youre going to place hot food on them - the thermal shock could cause a break in poorly annealed items. This Randys ProTip brought to you from the book Introduction to Glass Fusing by Petra Kaiser. VisitWardell Publications. Also, at Delphi we take food safety and dinnerware very seriously. We always recommend that certain glasses are capped with clear. These are usually irids, dichro and glass with texture, since these can also trap
Jul 13, 2010
Your aunt has asked you to make an identical matched set of bowls for her. But Im going to suggest that you try to get her to think differently. Experience tells us you can repeat a design to create a set that is close but chances are they will not be precisely alike (thats one of the appeals of handmade). So instead of identical, work within a design theme then create variations on that design to give each item in the set individual character. In other words, plan to make your designs different right from the beginning and people will appreciate your creativity as a special endowment. Besides matched sets are made by a robots not one-off artists like us fusers. This Randys ProTip brought to you from the book Introduction to Glass Fusing by Petra Kaiser. Visit Wardell Publications.