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Observing a Kiln During Firing: What's Normal?

Observing a Kiln During Firing: What's Normal? Why does my kiln make a buzzing sound? Here are some of the sounds that a kiln makes The heating elements hum when they turn on.That is because they vibrate in the brick grooves due to magnetism between the coils. This sound is normal. It diminishes as the kiln gets hotter, because the elements soften. The clicking noise of a switch-operated kiln is also normal.It is the sound of an infinite control switch cycling on and off. When the clicking turns into a popping noise, the switch is probably about to fail. You should keep a spare on hand. Relays are another source of clicking.To turn on the elements, a digital controller sends twelve volts to the relays. The relays, in turn, act as switches and send full voltage to the elements. The relays click every time they turn on. A chattering noise, however, indicates that a relay is about

Fusing in a Microwave Kiln

Fusing in a Microwave Kiln Fusing in a Microwave Kiln Fuseworks is the quick and easy way to fuse glass at home. Learn how to use your new microwave kiln in this easy-to-follow instructional guide. It also includes a firing log to track your fusing time and success. Download Instructional Guide Viewing these downloadable files, requires the use of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader on your system, you may download it from the Adobe web site.

NEW Delphi Art Glass Classes

NEW Delphi Art Glass Classes We believe that Delphi Art Glass classes can lead to a lifetime hobby and thousands of hours of enjoyable creativity. Guests enjoy a fun art glass class with other students while learning new tricks and techniques. Our experienced and enthusiastic artists guide students step-by-step to create their own works of art. Delphi Art Glass classes are a fun and creative hands-on group experience. Students share ideas and learn skills and techniques in an enjoyable, creative community environment under the guidance of experienced art glass instructors. We believe in helping people be creative and making the glass arts enjoyable and rewarding. Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic artists. Its a colorful, casual party atmosphere where youll leave your cares behind and go home with a one-of-a-kind project created by you. Visit Delphi Glass http //www.delphiglass.com/ https //www.facebook.com/delphiglass https //twitter.com/DelphiGlass https //www.pinterest.com/DelphiGlass/ http //www.delphiglass.com/blog Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/DelphiGlass

Michelle Rodriquez: A Cowgirl and Her Kiln

Michelle Rodriquez: A Cowgirl and Her Kiln How did you get started in glass? My husband Rich and his father used to have a custom stained glass window door company in Santa Clara, CA, so one day he offered to teach me stained glass. You also do beautiful beadwork, which came first, beading or warm glass? The beading came first and then my husband signed us up for a fused glass lesson at Ocean Sky Beads Glass in Oceanside, CA. I was so taken by it, that I asked him for a kiln for Christmas. Who or what inspires you? Discovering or making up new techniques inspire me the most, but I am also inspired by horses, animals and the sea. You seem to be inspired by Southwestern culture and style, tell us more about that. I grew up in Imperial Beach, CA, which is a border town to Mexico. I used to body surf at the

Kiln Formed Bracelet

Kiln Formed Bracelet Kiln Formed Bracelet Making Instruction Place a fused bracelet strip of the desired length on the prepared bracelet mandrel so that it is centered lengthwise and perpendicular to the mold. Turn the tabletop the kiln on high and monitor the bracelet until it has softened and the ends have drooped and are pointing straight down. Important safety note Before manipulating the bracelet, turn off the kiln, put on the heat protective gloves and remove the lid of the kiln. Wearing protective gloves, hold the bracelet tongs with both hands and starting at the top of the bracelet begin to gently glide the graphite paddles along the surface of the bracelet until you have slid down past the bracelet mandrel. Its important to note that you are maintaining constant contact with the glass and are actually gently pressing

Delphi Glass: How to Upload Your Artwork to the Artist Gallery

Delphi Glass: How to Upload Your Artwork to the Artist Gallery Delphi Glass was founded on the belief that making art glass projects should be enjoyable and rewarding for everyone, from budding craftspeople to professional artists. We believe in helping people be creative and making the glass arts enjoyable and rewarding. Delphi fulfills its commitment to the arts by assisting creative projects of individuals and supporting the development of educational programs in schools and communities. Throughout the year Delphi hosts some of the biggest events in the art glass community. Learn about our annual Art Glass Festival and juried contest at https //www.delphiglass.com/gallery/agf_info See all our Upcoming Classes & Events here https //www.delphiglass.com/page/workshops_main Visit Delphi Glass http //www.delphiglass.com/ https //www.facebook.com/delphiglass https //twitter.com/DelphiGlass https //www.pinterest.com/DelphiGlass/ http //www.delphiglass.com/blog Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/DelphiGlass

How to: Fake a Kiln Rake

How to: Fake a Kiln Rake I know Ill never get up the nerve to open my kiln to rake. Instead, I was wondering, can I fake...I mean, rake it? I was recently in Monterey, CA visiting a shop on Cannery Row, where glass artist David Alcala is usually busy at work. The day I visited, he was out (at the Glass Art Bead Expo) promoting his new book and Flexi-Glass. His lovely wife was holding down the fort and I marveled at his landscapes made with fine glass frit. I knew I had a lot of Uroboros frit and powder at home, and it inspired me to try and fake a kiln rake with frit. I laid out a sheet of newspaper, and donned my goggles and face mask. I cut out a 10-inch transparent glass circle, so I would have a double-sided plate. Next, I sprinkled a bunch of purple powder, then white, and

Kiln Formed Bracelet

Kiln Formed Bracelet Kiln Formed Bracelet Making Instruction   Place a fused bracelet strip of the desired length on the prepared bracelet mandrel so that it is centered lengthwise and perpendicular to the mold. Turn the tabletop the kiln on high and monitor the bracelet until it has softened and the ends have drooped and are pointing straight down. Important safety note Before manipulating the bracelet, turn off the kiln, put on the heat protective gloves and remove the lid of the kiln. Wearing protective gloves, hold the bracelet tongs with both hands and starting at the top of the bracelet begin to gently glide the graphite paddles along the surface of the bracelet until you have slid down past the bracelet mandrel. Its important to note that you are maintaining constant contact with the glass and are actually gently pressing

Wissmach Luminescent Glass Tutorial

Wissmach Luminescent Glass Tutorial Learn how to use Wissmach Luminescent Kiln Glass.

How and When to Use Kiln Wash

How and When to Use Kiln Wash If you have a kiln, you need kiln wash to serve as a protective layer between whatever you’re firing up in the kiln and the kiln shelves. It helps to prevent glaze from sticking to your shelves, and keep your art from sticking too. At Delphi Glass, we have kiln wash to help keep you and your kiln happy. If you’re new to glass art and haven’t used your kiln much yet, you might be wondering how and when to use kiln wash though. Firstly, you’ll need to choose the right kiln wash for your needs. They’re made with high melting points but you’ll want to adjust the formula based on the temperatures you’ll be firing at. When in doubt, a higher temperature formula will always serve your needs and prevent problems. Because kiln shelves are usually made of ceramic, melted glaze spilling, spitting or tipping over onto

Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller - Firing Schedule & Conclusion

Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller - Firing Schedule & Conclusion In this video we discuss how easy it is to program a firing schedule with the Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller. The Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller takes running a kiln to a whole new level. With the intuitive touch screen interface and pre-programmed firing schedules, operating your kiln just got a whole lot easier. View our other videos about the Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller; Home Screen & Menu Overview https //youtu.be/XuR6jjL5CdQ, and Introduction/Setting the Date & Time https //youtu.be/O3BxWouOtrU

Wanna Heat Things Up In Your Studio?

Wanna Heat Things Up In Your Studio? Finding your perfect match can seem daunting, let us help play matchmaker by highlighting the traits that will help you fall head-over-heels for a kiln – then stay happy together for years to come. Here’s the short list of questions to ask when you’re looking for that special kiln. What size of projects do you want to make? (Leave room to grow together. ) How much space do you have for a kiln? What are the electric requirements (plug type, wire gauge)? What features are important to you? What is your budget? Let’s face it – sometimes size really does matter. We’re talking kilns here people. It’s important to know where your kiln will fit in your life, creative pursuits, and space. The heartbreak of outgrowing your kiln is something we see all too often. While it’s hard to know exactly what you’ll be into a year or more

Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller - Home Screen & Menu Overview

Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller - Home Screen & Menu Overview In this video we discuss the Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller Home Screen and Menu Overview. The Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller takes running a kiln to a w hole new level. With the intuitive touch screen interface and pre-programmed firing schedules, operating your kiln just got a whole lot easier. View our other videos about the Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller; Setting up a Firing Schedule https //youtu.be/RCMEmpgymko, and Introduction/Setting the Date & Time https //youtu.be/O3BxWouOtrU

A Twisted Art Glass Fairytale

A Twisted Art Glass Fairytale Once upon a time in a land far, far away Goldilocks grew up to become a glass artist. She heard tales of amazing works of art - fused and formed in magical kilns, and she decided she must try it. So she set out to find her very own kiln. Now, we all know that Goldilocks was particular. She didnt want a kiln that was too big for her cottage, and she didnt want one too small for her creative aspirations. She didnt want one too complicated, but she didnt want one too limiting. So she went to Delphi where she found the kiln that was just right, and she created happily ever after. Check out our selection of sale kilns or our complete listing of kilns. Do you ever get so lost in your art glass, you feel like youre living in a fairytale? Email your art glass fairytale

Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller - Introduction & Date & Time

Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller - Introduction &  Date & Time In this video we Introduce you to the new Delphi EZ Pro Tap Controller for kilns and show you how to set the date and time. The Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller takes running a kiln to a whole new level. With the intuitive touch screen interface and pre-programmed firing schedules, operating your kiln just got a whole lot easier. View our other videos about the Delphi EZ Pro TAP Controller; Home Screen & Menu Overview https //youtu.be/XuR6jjL5CdQ, and Firing Schedule/Conclusion https //youtu.be/RCMEmpgymko

Meet Gloria Badiner- Delphi Guest Instructor

Meet Gloria Badiner- Delphi Guest Instructor We are excited about the Spring 2014 lineup of talented glass art experts teaching classes at Delphis Creativity Center in Lansing, MI. Each artist brings their own unique skill set and techniques that any student from beginner to professional artist would enjoy. First up is cast and kiln formed glass artist, Gloria Badiner. Badiner is a former scientist and studio artist living and working in rural Southwest Michigan. Her studio, Arts & Artifacts, makes commissioned and custom kiln formed glass for architects, designers and furniture makers. Commissioned work includes cast panels, high relief tiles and sculptures as site-specific installations in businesses and residences. Her sculptures include fused, kiln cast, sand cast and dalle de verre works mostly on an intimate scale and are often mixed with copper, silver, stone, bone and found elements. The themes of night and day, nature and human ritual are strong themes woven into her

Fusing FUNdamentals Class Preview | Delphi Glass

Fusing FUNdamentals Class Preview | Delphi Glass The Fusing Fundamental is a 3 day workshop that is offered at Delphi Glass that teaches students the basics of fusing glass. In this class students will learn about glass compatibility, kiln preparation and operation, fusing, slumping and annealing. Students will also get hands on experience making a Fused Glass Bracelet, Fused Glass Plate, and a Fused Glass Tile or Coaster.

Bullseye Thinfire Shelf Paper to the Skin's Rescue

Bullseye Thinfire Shelf Paper to the Skin's Rescue As a fused glass jewelry artisan I have probably spent as much time on the look and feel of the backs of my pieces as the fronts. I have found that the feel of the glass on the skin is as much a selling point as the colors or design. Its the same conundrum fiber artists have been dealing with for ages wool is an amazing fiber - easy to knit with and warm - but the majority of folks just cant stand that itchy feeling on bare skin. The same principle applies to glass. What you use on your kiln shelf can determine exactly how your pieces will feel on the skin - and in turn, can make for a happier customer. After experimenting with various methods including kiln wash (produces a very rough feel) and thicker fiber papers/boards (again, too rough) I have settled down into a

The Rectangular Patty Gray Dam Mold

The Rectangular Patty Gray Dam Mold Designed by world renowned glass artist Patty Gray, the Patty Gray Dam Mold lets you create fused glass art with perfectly rounded corners and straight edges. Theres no need for coldworking, and no need for bending over your kiln assembling a dam on your kiln floor and positioning glass. The Mold measures 8-3/4 x 10-5/8, and can be fired many times.

How to Get Over Your Fear of First Time Glass Fusing

How to Get Over Your Fear of First Time Glass Fusing For many beginners, getting into glass fusing can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re completely new to any kind of glass art. But fusing glass as a way to express your creativity is a fantastic outlet. It’s one you’ll really enjoy and really surprise yourself with once you give it a try. Here are some simple tips for glass fusing for the first time. 1. Just go with it So you’ve never fired glass before. No big deal. There are lots of firsts in our lives. Don’t expect the first thing you create to be the world’s next greatest masterpiece. Just let it happen and you’ll get a feel for the craft. 2. Start simple This is not the time to pick some ornate design to create. Stick with a simple and small-sized piece. Once you get the hang of glass fusing, you can make anything

Fusing 202 Class Preview | Delphi Glass

Fusing 202 Class Preview | Delphi Glass This is an advanced fusing class where students will take their fusing skills to the next level. Students will learning how to comb and how to use a vitrograph kiln to make fused flass art.

Donna Sarafis: Basics of Fusing Part 1

Donna Sarafis: Basics of Fusing Part 1 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,

How to Use Primo Primer Kiln Wash

How to Use Primo Primer Kiln Wash Learn how to get your casting molds ready for the kiln with premium quality Primo Primer Kiln Wash. Video walks you through all the steps.

New Molds from Creative Paradise

New Molds from Creative Paradise When youre in a creative slump, try slumping with a new mold. Delphi just added three new molds from Creative Paradise to its selection. Ive attached information on each of these molds, along with project ideas to get you inspired. These fusing molds are made from ceramic clay and are highly durable. But be sure to cover them well with kiln wash before use to prevent cracking. Four coats of kiln wash is recommended. Slumping 3-D Sunflowers Step 1. Trace the slumping mold onto a piece of paper, so you know how large your glass can be. Begin arranging glass on this pattern, starting with the flower base glass. Step 2. Arrange flower petal glass in layers and fuse. Step 3. Arrange the fused flower on top of the mold and slump. Slumping Pattern Bar Plates (pictured top left) This unique dam mold makes it easy to make pattern

How to Set up a Vitrograph Kiln | Delphi Glass

How to Set up a Vitrograph Kiln | Delphi Glass Delphi instructor Roy Kapp shows shows viewers how to set up a Vitrograph kiln using a segmented kiln. Vitrograph kilns can be used to create custom stringer that can be used to embellish fusing projects.

Don't Miss Delphi's Winter Open House

Don't Miss Delphi's Winter Open House Delphis Winter Open House is one of our most popular events of the year. Free to the public, visitors can attend previews of many of our most popular classes - even new classes. Dont miss this exciting chance to meet our fabulous instructors and network with other artists. When Saturday, January 14th 2012, 10am to 4pm 10 00 am - 11 15 am Free Flameworking Previews Glass Bead Making / Beads on Minor / Intensive Bead Workshop / Intro to Boro/Boro Jewelry / Decorative Blown Glass Spheres / Marble Making 11 30 am - 12 30 pm Free Stained Glass Previews Beginning Lead Came / Lead Came Construction / Cutting Art Glass / Soldering Made Easy Bandsaw Magic / Designing & Installing Kitchen Cabinets Beginning Stained Glass / Copper Foil Studio / Tiffany Lamps / Panel Lamps 12 45 pm - 1 15 pm Free Jewelry Previews Beginning Metal Clay

How to Use Fiber Products in Fusing | Delphi Glass

How to Use Fiber Products in Fusing | Delphi Glass Delphi instructor Roy Kapp introduces a variety of fiber products like fiber paper, fiber felt, fiber blanket, fiber rope and more. Learn creative uses for fiber products and get inspired with easy project ideas. http //www.delphiglass.com/fusing-supplies/fiber-paper-shelf-wash/

Bedazzled Earrings: A Microwave Fusing Project

Bedazzled Earrings: A Microwave Fusing Project By Rita Levine Skill Level 2 (Adult 1-5 1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) Time to Complete 45 Minutes Materials Fuseworks Kiln Fuseworks Kiln Paper Fuseworks Glass Cutter Wheeled Glass Nippers Ruler Westrim pearl assortment Sterling Silver Plated Square Cabochon Mini Links - Delphi 85435 2 hat pins Earring wires Scrap fusing glass 90 COE Chain-nose pliers Round-nose pliers Instructions 1. Place white glass on a clean flat cutting surface with the smooth side of the glass facing towards you. 2. Start on an edge of the glass holding the cutter firmly in one hand. Keep the cutter perpendicular to the glass. Push the cutter gently and evenly across the glass. Decrease pressure slightly as you reach the opposite edge of the glass; lift the cutter off the glass at the end. 3. Breaking the score line can be done with breaking pliers. Hold the glass in

How to Make an Araiia Leaf Bowl

How to Make an Araiia Leaf Bowl Learn how to use the Aralia Leaf Mold and the Bowl Slump Form from Colour de Verre to create a beautiful glass leaf-shaped bowl. http //www.delphiglass.com/casting-molds/glass-casting-molds/aralia-leaf-mold

Celebration of Glass - Art Show and Competition

Celebration of Glass - Art Show and Competition Brazos Glassworks of Bryan, Texas is hosting a Glass Art Show and Competition in conjunction with Historic Downtown Bryans October Art Step and the Texas Reds Steak and Wine Festival. The competition features glass art created by local artists and area students. Works in stained glass, fused/kiln worked glass, mosaics, cold-worked glass, blown and flameworked glass, beads and jewelry are acceptable. Owners Barbara Peevey and Debbie Jasek hope the show will raise awareness of the art form and the number of glass artists in the Bryan-College Station area.

How to Make Simple Round Beads

How to Make Simple Round Beads In this video from Colour de Verre, learn how easy it is to create beautiful simple round beads with the Colour de Verre Simple Round Bead mold, a can of MR-97 and your favorite color frit. Video demonstrates how to determine appropriate amount of frit for use in mold. Coldworking is almost never necessary with this method.

7 Pinteresting Bottle Projects

7 Pinteresting Bottle Projects It seems that Pinners cant get enough Bottle Art. (If you havent discovered Pinterest yet, you will.) Its a great place for artists to gather inspiring images from around the web. I started a pinboard for all of the bottle art inspiration floating around the blogosphere. Below are 7 projects Ive pinned from our very own artist gallery. See more on my pinboard here. What are you making with bottles? Upload your bottle art to the artist gallery and you just might see it pinned to Delphis Bottle Art pinboard. 1. Bottle Art Necklace 2. Recycled Champagne Bottle Beads 3. Soy Candle 4. Windchimes 5. Planter 6. Bottle Bird 7. Microwave Kiln Necklace

2011 Fusing Forum | Delphi Glass

2011 Fusing Forum | Delphi Glass View new glass fusing products and amazing projects made by Delphi artists and attendees. http /nrVak1

Ring of Fire Artist Challenge Pushes the Limits of Creativity

Ring of Fire Artist Challenge  Pushes the Limits of Creativity Delphi Glass and ArtFire, the premier marketplace for handmade crafts, announce a new online art contest. The Ring of Fire Artist Challenge is open to all artisans. Entries are being accepted now. Contest ends June 30 and winners announced July 9, 2010. Following its annual festivities for National Art Glass Month, Delphi has organized another online event with the help of its partner ArtFire. The first annual Ring of Fire Artist Challenge is designed for all artisans of all crafts and abilities, inviting them to use common art supplies in new and creative ways. Artisans are asked to choose one or more items from the 10 products that make up the Ring of Fire. These items range from patterned dichroic glass and fine silver wire to mosaic tiles made entirely from recycled glass. Winners are chosen by popular vote and jury based on technical skill and creativity. A beginners category

How to Make a Fused Glass Sink | Delphi Glass

How to Make a Fused Glass Sink | Delphi Glass Delphi Artist and Instructor Roy Kapp demonstrates how to create a fused glass sink. He explains everything from firing, grinding, polishing and slumping the sink before demonstrating how to drill the drain hole for installation.

Wild Shape Glass Candle Holders

Wild Shape Glass Candle Holders Step 1 Cut a piece of glass in any wild shape or size you like. (This piece was just a leftover piece of glass from a stained glass window.) Step 2 Place a drape mold in the kiln. Since the piece of glass may run down to the shelf, it is best to have a piece of Fiber Paper under the mold. (I have used a bisque fired coffee mug for my mold. The glass will melt down around this mold so be sure to pick something were the sides go straight down or flare out, or the glass will break removing it from the mold.) Step 3 Drape a thin piece of Fiber Paper over the drape mold that is about the same size as the piece of glass. Step 4 Fire the glass at cone 017. Step 5 Wash the piece using a soft brush to remove

Vegas Baby!!

Vegas Baby!! If youre looking for a reason to go Las Vegas, (as if you need a reason. ) consider attending the 2011 Glass Craft and Bead Expo. The expo, held every Spring, comes alive with hundreds of classes and exhibitors, and this year will be no different. Classes will take place March 30 - April 3, and the show floor will be open April 1 - 3. Here are just a few of the unique classes that caught my eye. The full class line-up is available on the Expo website. Beginning Dichroic Boro Marbles by Josh Mazet Offhand Flamework Glass Blowing by Suellen Fowler Working with Reactive Glass, Opaline Color Shifts, Shadows and More. by Gail Stouffer Kiln Formed Dimensional Glass by Diana Wondergem Screen Printing on Glass by Tony Glander Up-Cycle It Kiln Casting with Recycled Glass by Petra and Wolfgang Kaiser Beginning Fritography with Michael Dupille There are also

How to Know When to Anneal Your Glass Art

How to Know When to Anneal Your Glass Art Watch him demonstrate the annealing process in a kiln. http /oCsYjO

Stained Glass Stylists, NJ

Stained Glass Stylists, NJ Stained Glass Stylists of Waretown, New Jersey has become a haven for would-be artists as well as experienced artisans. Theyve been around for 14 years now, and owners Butch and Jane Gathright say theyre not going anywhere. Butch started in stained glass almost 25 years ago. There was no one to teach me how to do the craft so I became self-taught, he said. Having endured the hardships of learning on his own, he made it his mission to help others learn the craft. Over the years Ive seen many people go from having never touched a piece of glass to opening their own businesses, he said. Stained Glass Stylists offers classes in stained glass, kiln-formed glass and more. They also sell a variety of supplies in-store and online. In addition, they specialize in repairs and custom work. For more information visit their website or find them on Facebook

Let it Snow!

Let it Snow! Nothing says classic winter beauty like the wonder of snowflakes. First captured on film by Wilson Bentley in 1885, these hexagonal crystalline forms fall by the millions every winter covering the landscape in delicate white blankets of snow. Just like us, every snowflake that falls to earth is a one-of-a-kind form. This unique beauty has inspired art and artists for decades. Although it seems a bit odd that you would be capturing ice with fire, snowflakes make excellent glass projects. Capturing them in a medium such as glass allows you to enjoy their beauty without ever having to worry about finding your mittens, Kevlar gloves maybe, but no mittens. As a child, one of my favorite winter pastimes was cutting paper snowflakes. Just like the real thing, each snowflake I made was different and as an adult, I still enjoy this craft as much as I did when I was

How to Use Glass Decals | Delphi Glass

How to Use Glass Decals | Delphi Glass Artist and instructor Julie Haan shows you how in this quick instructional video. http /qXdm6f.

Glass Fusing Q&A

Glass Fusing Q&A No oneknowstheexactorigins of glass fusing although there is evidence that the Egyptians were familiar withrudimentary techniques. The Romans however arenoted by scholars for developingrefined glass fusing skills. Although technology has changed the way modern glass fuserswork,the technique isessentially the same as those developed by the Romans centuries ago. The basic technique involvesstacking two or morelayers of fusible glass, which are then placed in a kiln and gradually heated to between 1450-1500 Fahrenheit.At these temperatures the layers of glass fuse, or melt together and become one. Unfortunately, glass kilnsare large andexpensive,whichkeeps most Hobbyists from pursuing this art form. Now there are new kiln options, including theThe Fuseworks Microwave Kiln. This device works in most household microwaves and can fuse glass in about 3 minutes. Here are some common questions we get on fusing in this modern-day kiln. The following are Q A complied by Diamond Tech, the manufacturer of Fuseworks

How to Use Kiln Wash | Delphi Glass

How to Use Kiln Wash | Delphi Glass Delphi artist and class instructor Jeannette shows you how to properly apply kiln wash and gives tips and techniques for a perfect fuse. http /nUTBim DelphiGlass.com has a huge selection of supplies for fusing, stained glass and more. To see the products featured in this video please follow this link http //www.delphiglass.com/fusing-supplies/fiber-paper-shelf-wash/?sort=ref01up?source=sm

Fused Stained Glass Pendant

Fused Stained Glass Pendant Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention, and sometimes invention comes when you have nothing to lose. Early in my career, I had three metal-clay-and-fused-glass pendants fail in a single day. The glass cabochons simply shattered and fell away from the silver after the pieces were fired because I had neglected to cut an expansion hole underneath the cabochons. Augghh. Lesson learned. But now I was left with three ugly pieces of silver, each with small pieces of glass permanently fused into bizarre locations on the surfacea loss I could not afford. Weeks later, after tryingunsuccessfully to remove the glass, I decided to try fusing glass in patterns onto the surface of the pendants. The results were surprising, and the Stained Glass process was born This technique begins with any fired metal clay with a flat surface. Small shards of fusible glass are then attached to the silver. After

How to Fuse with Liquid Stringer | Delphi Glass

How to Fuse with Liquid Stringer | Delphi Glass By mixing Liquid Stringer with frit you can draw directly onto your glass. Fuse in your kiln for a permeate one-of-a-kind art. Julie, todays Delphi Artist and instructor, shows you how to use Liquid Stringer to create unique designs. http /orWhhz DelphiGlass.com offers tools and supplies for glass fusing and other glass crafts, as well as classes and expert advice. To see the product featured in this video, please click on the following link http //www.delphiglass.com/fusing-embellishments/glass-medium/liquid-stringer-medium?source=sm

Free Fusing Project Guide - Caught in a Web!

Free Fusing Project Guide - Caught in a Web! Delphi artist and veteran class instructor Julie Hann shares with us her latest Halloween project. This clever spider web bowl was created in the kiln using basic supplies and a bit of imagination. The free step-by-step project guide, first published in Fired Arts & Crafts Magazine, will show you how to make your own spooky spider web bowl. It also includes fusing schedules and a suggested supply list. Many of these products are available at DelphiGlass.com. Buy Supplies from Delphi now, or download the free project guide below. Download Free Project Guide Viewing these downloadable file requires the use of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar program. If you do not have the reader on your system, you may download Adobe from their website. This project was reprinted with permission from Fired Arts and Crafts Magazine. For more great projects like these, subscribe to FAC.

How to Understand Fusing Firing Schedules | Delphi Glass

How to Understand Fusing Firing Schedules | Delphi Glass A firing schedule is a program you make for your glass kiln that tells it how long and at what temperature to fuse your glass art. Roy Kapp, our Delphi Artist and long-time class instructor, gives an overview of creating a firing schedule and goes over basic terminology. DelphiGlass.com offers tools and supplies for fusing, lampworking and other glass crafts, including glass kilns for beginners to studio artists. See our upcoming classes or get tips and project help from our friendly expert staff. Visit http //www.DelphiGlass.com

Sharon Hanlon: Glass is Her Therapy

Sharon Hanlon: Glass is Her Therapy How did you get started in glass? A friend bought me a small fused glass wall hanging many years ago and Id often gazed at it and wondered how it was made. Then in 2005, after being diagnosed with M.E./C.F.S. and lung problems, I was unable to continue with my career in the Learning Disabilities profession and needed an alternative and more therapeutic endeavor that would accommodate my condition. So, following a moment of madness in early 2008, where I bid for a kiln on e-bay, I began to experiment in glass and quickly became hooked on the colour, beauty and diversity of kiln-formed work. Why glass? Ive always admired architecture and loved the way a glass window could completely transform a room. And kiln-formed fused glass is such an exciting medium. My favorite part is the mixture of anticipation and trepidation I feel when Im opening the kiln it

How to Use the GlassMaster Kiln Controller | Delphi Glass

How to Use the GlassMaster Kiln Controller | Delphi Glass Learn how to you how to use the GlassMaster Kiln Controller on your Skutt Glass Kiln. Delphis fusing instructor shows you the different functions of the controller and walks you through a demonstration. The GlassMaster Controller is designed for experienced glass fusers who desire to do custom kiln programming. Expert Tip These videos are not meant to replace the information in your instructional manual. DelphiGlass.com offers over 30,000 specialty supplies for glass fusing and other creative arts. To see our wide selection of glass kilns please visit http //www.delphiglass.com/fusing-supplies/glass-kilns-accessories/?source=sm Delphi Glass has been making it easy to be creative since 1972. If you have any questions about the products Delphi carries, or want expert advice on a craft, please ask us. Visit DelphiGlass.com online, or call our toll-free Project Helpline at 800-821-9450.

Light Up our Blog Series: Jacqueline King

Light Up our Blog Series: Jacqueline King We received so many impressive entries into the Light Up Our Blog contest, weve decided to showcase a series of them on the blog. Check back frequently, and you might just find your entry in the spotlight. Jacqueline King has been working as a professional glass artist for four years in Australia and uses Delphi Glass as her major supplier. She has recently been recognized in many publications from the US Best of Worldwide Glass Artists to Australian Art Collector Magazine. Although shes relatively new to glass and still considers herself an emerging artist, she now teaches copper foiling and kiln-forming to other aspiring artists. Images These are three of Jacquelines functional pieces she makes from a wide range of art glass. The bases are made from salvaged timber and some include Australian agate, fossil and semi-precious stones. Visit Jacqueline King on her website.

How to Program the Delphi EZ-Pro Kiln Controller | Delphi Glass

How to Program the Delphi EZ-Pro Kiln Controller | Delphi Glass Instructions on programming Jen-Ken kilns with Delphi EZ-Pro digital controllers. http /mTpgxV Expert Tip These videos are not meant to replace the information in your instructional manual. DelphiGlass.com offers over 30,000 specialty supplies for glass fusing and other creative arts. To see all our glass kilns currently using the Delphi Ez-Pro kiln controller, please follow this link http //www.delphiglass.com/search/delphi%20ez-pro?source=sm Delphi Glass has been making it easy to be creative since 1972. If you have any questions about the products Delphi carries, or want expert advice on a craft, please ask us. Visit DelphiGlass.com online, or call our toll-free Project Helpline at 800-821-9450.