Firing schedule for small pieces

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  • #9840
    artsyannie
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    I purchased a small Paragon digital Firefly kiln this week. I’ve been working with stained glass for several years and wanted to get into warm glass. I’m confused with firing schedules – found some that the total time is 2 hours all the way up to 15 hours or more. I want to contour fuse (soft fuse/tack fuse) not sure of proper technical term – a small piece (COE90) 2″x2″ with 2nd layer being just small pieces. I don’t want a full fuse. Can anyone share a firing schedule that works for you? Thanks!

    #12625
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Annie,

    I would start with the firing schedule tutorial on this site (under Learn / Technical Tutorials).

    The short answer to your question is that small pieces can be fired faster than large pieces because there is much lower risk of breaking (both up and down), and they require less annealing time.  The process temperature – where the glass is contour fused or full fused (or something else) doesn’t change for small glass.

    We contour fuse at 1415F with a 4 minute hold.



    Paul
    FusedGlass.Org
    Helios Kiln Glass Studio
    PaulTarlow.com

     

    #12626
    artsyannie
    Participant

    Thank you for your response. My kiln is in the process of firing now, we’ll see how this first test project turns out.

    Annie

    #12627
    wordana
    Participant

    You might want to check out Petra Kaiser’s Intro to Fused Glass book. It has good scheduled for smaller pieces:

    http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Glass-Fusing-Petra-Kaiser/dp/0919985386

    Dana W.

    Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass Designs

    http://www.jestersbaubles.com

    #12628
    bookie13
    Participant

    We specialize in fusing small glass. On our web site we have a tutorial dedicated to schedules and explaination of fusing pendant sized glass. Go to:

    http://www.kaiserglass.com/tutorials.html

     

    Barry Kaiser

    Web Site    http://www.kaiserglass.com

    Glass Classes:   http://www.Kaiserglass.com/classes.html

    Tutorials      http://www.kaiserglass.com/tutorials.html

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