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Glass Firing Schedules

Glass Firing Schedules

Eventually, every glass fuser wants to create something with special firing requirements. For many, the obstacle of not knowing how to fire the work can be very frustrating. This tutorial teaches you to recognize and adapt when changes to your schedules are required. »

Firing Schedules

Firing Schedules

There is no substitute for understanding glass firing schedules if you want to be successful with fused glass. Still, these schedules are a great place to start - and (because they are very conservative) should work well for the most common glass firings. »

firing schedule

firing schedule

The series of specific heating and cooling steps used to fuse, slump or otherwise kilnform glass. »

Excel Glass Firing Calculator

Excel Glass Firing Calculator

This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is a great way to record your schedules and know in advance when the firing will complete. Requires Microsoft Excel. »

Some Last Thoughts

The task of creating firings schedules has a reputation for being difficult and, if we are talking about creating firing schedules from scratch, the reputation is well deserved. »

Overview

With the exception of firing schedules for casting, which are outside the scope of this article, glass fusing schedules can be broken down into these seven phases*: »

FusedGlass.Org launched 10 years ago.

FusedGlass.Org launched 10 years ago.

This website went online in September 1, 2008. A lot can change in 10 years. »

Project Wrap Up

Once your project is fused, you can slump it any way you would like! When slumping iridized projects, keep in mind these two important facts from the beginning of this tutorial: »

Stack ’em!

For this two tutorial I’ll show you the making of two puddles. »

Annealing

What it does: Controls the rate of cooling to reduce permanent stress in the glass. »

Overcoming Surface Tension

The basic idea behind kiln-pressed glass is that we can defeat the surface tension and create thin glass by squeezing it from above using weights.  The basic setup looks like this: »

Fused Glass Books

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How to Choose A Good Fused Glass Teaching Studio

How to Choose A Good Fused Glass Teaching Studio

This article reviews some common sense guidelines to help you choose a good studio to begin, or continue, your fused glass education. »

Paul’s 10 Commandments of Fused Glass

Paul’s 10 Commandments of Fused Glass

The best advice for glass fusing looks a lot like the best advice for life. »

What to Remember from this Tutorial

Here's a summary of the most important points from this tutorial: »

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