How To Successfully Freeze 'n Fuse: A Tutorial
Freeze n' Fuze is a relatively easy way of creating detailed elements for your fused glass pieces.
After you fuse these 3-D pieces, you can fire them flat onto plates, platters, bowls or anything else. I have molds with lovely flourishes. They make gorgeous borders and you end up with detail you couldn't otherwise obtain in glass! You can also tack fuse them onto pre-fired glass or use them for making jewelry or magnets. Read on for a fully detailed tutorial including firing schedule!
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Video: How to Cut a Glass Circle
Cutting circles out of glass can be a pain, especially if you're using opaque glass. Here's Meryl's method of cutting a perfect glass circle every time! And here are the tools Meryl used in the video: Buy Leponitt Upgraded Grozer Buy Fletcher CircleMate II Circle Cutter Buy Toyo Pencil Grip Glass Cutter
How to Write a Firing Schedule
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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