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Stacked Square Plate Tutorial

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Lots of visitors to the studio have asked if we can post a tutorial on how to make this plate. Here it is! What you’ll need: An 8” square base. I used Black (100).9 each: 1/2”, 1”, 1 1/2”, 2” squaresGlastacCraft CupsEither Clear Steel Needle-Tip Bottle for Glastac, or a thin tipped brush, like our Long Liner BrushBullseye Shelf Primer or ThinfireAunt Martha’s Towels or other lint free towelSpartan Glass Cleaner Instructions: Put down 4 craft cups to elevate your 8” square. Choose the colors you like best. Use as many as you want! I chose to have a reaction between each one of my...

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Need A GREAT Firing Schedule Template?

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This is the best firing schedule template you will ever find! Everything you need to keep track of will be found in this download.  We developed and use this log exclusively in our studio, as do all our students!  Click on the image below to download!   And if you need it, here is our Firing Schedule Tutorial

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How to Write a Firing Schedule

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I give this tutorial to all my students when they attend class. Many tell me it has been the most helpful explanation they've ever gotten for writing firing schedules. I thought I'd share it. Hope it's helpful! Firing Schedule Tutorial for Fusing Firing schedules are made up of various segments and within those segments, three steps; Ramp: (the rate per hour at which the kiln heats or cools). Try to think of this in terms of miles per hour. If you are traveling 300 miles and are going 50 miles an hour, it will take you 6 hours to get there. If you...

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