In my experience, one of the

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In my experience, one of the issues you will have is that larger pieces, that incorporate larger pieces of glass (rather than many small pieces), may require a longer bubble squeeze. In some instances, such as if doing those lovely drop-out vases in Paul’s new ebook, a side fire may actually be an advantage over a top fire if you are limited on vertical space and want to make the largest vase possible.

My Skutt 1414 has both top and side, and so I typically do a longer bubble squeeze in it. It’s all about understanding your kiln and adjusting your firing schedules where necessary.

Paragons are excellent kilns (I have two :)), and I wouldn’t think Bullseye would sell something unsuitable for glass.

Dana W.

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