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Understanding when Your Glass is at Increased Risk

Some glass is more likely to thermal shock than others: »

A Quick Look at Heat in the Kiln

Heating elements do not create small amounts of heat by trickling the electricity through to create a small amount of heat. »

Why Glass Thermal Shocks so Easily

Glass tends to: »

What is Thermal Shock?

Most glass artists know that glass that breaks due to rapid, uneven temperature change is said to have suffered thermal shock. Why this happens may not be obvious. »

Understand and Avoid Thermal Shock

Understand and Avoid Thermal Shock

Few things can be as disheartening as the site of a project in pieces on the kiln shelf. There are a number of strategies for avoiding this common problem. This tutorial shows you some of the most effective strategies for avoiding thermal shock. »